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Surf Taco in Rutgers Opens…Look What’s On The Walls.

The new Surf Taco at Rutgers opened this past week and my wife and I rolled deep with all 3 kids to congratulate our dear friends on their new spot! This pic above is me and my little baby girl Summer next to Rob Nagel, the founder and Co-Owner along with the Cosmic Minister himself Michael Courtney […]

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Climb On Little Ones…Climb On

This past weekend we brought the kids over to my local climbing gym, Gravity Vault to celebrate my nieces Mya and Jenna’s 10th Birthday. It also marked my identical son’s turning 17 months old and their first time to the climbing gym and my daughter’s first time in a climbing harness. Seeing my kids and my […]

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Public Speaking to Art and Music Departments at Old Bridge H.S.

I had the honor and pleasure today of public speaking to the art and music departments of Old Bridge High School close to where I grew up in New Jersey. We discussed some of the common struggles of creative people and how to create a mindset to achieve success. I shared my story from childhood through today […]

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Collaboration with Sasha DiGiulian, Rock Climbing World Champ

It’s always a little bit of a mystery when planning a drive to New York from my Jersey shore home town. It’s a short trip being only 50-60 miles away, but with traffic, that normally one hour trip can easily morph into two or three.  As a line of fire engines and emergency vehicles pushed their […]

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Hanging Out with Slightly Stoopid

A couple weeks ago the internationally famous rockers, SLIGHTLY STOOPID rolled into town and I finally got to meet and hang out with the talented musicians that I’ve been doing a lot of commissioned art for this year. Truly awesome guys, really down to Earth and so good to place a face to the names. I did five projects […]

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Academy Award Winner and My New Collector, Franke Previte

I had the pleasure last month to meet and have a great conversation with Franke Previte. Franke is an Academy Award winner and Grammy & Golden Globe nominated composer who wrote “Time of Your Life“, the mega famous song from the “Dirty Dancing” soundtrack. He also had several top 40 songs in the 80’s. Franke bought five […]

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Festival Vagabonde: Bordeaux, France – June 8-12, 2016

June 8-12, 2016 Jay Alders is will be a featured guest Surf Artist in Bordeaux, France for the Festival Vagabonde. Alders will be exhibiting a collection of contemporary surf art limited edition signed prints as well as original paintings. Jay Alders will also be doing a live art painting demonstration for the international crowd. Tickets and […]

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Pot of Gold – Sold! A Little Reflection Time…

I must admit, it’s tough to see this one go. I painted “Pot of Gold” in 2009 and it’s definitely one of of favorites. It’s been tattooed on people’s bodies around the world more than any of my paintings so far and it certainly shows an evolvement from my previous painting styles. But it feels […]

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What’s SUP?

To celebrate the holiday weekend, Chelsea and I used some of our babysitter’s time to enjoy the beautiful weather and go for a quick stand up paddle together. It sure is good to feel some sunshine and be on the water. I got to take my new Rogue Yoga Art SUP out for a maiden […]

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A Day at the Beach with My Family

They are my mirror reflecting back my purpose that I honorably and lovingly serve with a selfless heart. I give to them every bit of my potential. I hope that it’s enough. We exchange breaths with the sea, this place that brings so much joy to me. I sense the wonder and comfort in them […]

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Backstage at Dave Matthews Band Show – A Peak Into the Sketchbook

  I got to catch up with my friend Stefan Lessard, bassist of the Dave Matthews Band on June 27, 2015 in Camden, New Jersey before their show. Always good to see this bright shining soul and exchange stories and good vibes. I did some sketching from my seat at the show afterwards. Bursting with […]

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Fathers Day 2015

I had quite an amazing Fathers’ Day today with my family and I just wanted to share one of the many perfect moments that I was blessed with. Being a dad is the most important and impactful role I play. All the career high 5 worthy work blah blah stuff is awesome, I’m super grateful […]

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