• I have been a long time fan of Jay's artwork. It was a dream come true to be able to work on a collab piece with him. We met at The Cliffs climbing in NYC and discussed underlying themes about what I feel while climbing and why it is my passion. We spoke about the concept of Flow and the state that I enter while climbing in which everything peripheral fades away and I am solely focused on the next move in front of me. There is a mind-body convergence in this state that I experience in which I am not consciously telling my body what to do nor mentally processing what my body is doing the motions just happen, and this is my optimal state. As an artist, Jay could relate with this concept and we agreed that we would like to reflect this sense of Flow in the art piece.  
    Sasha DiGiulian
    World Champion Rock Climber
  • "Awesome art by an awesome dude...feel the vibes that radiates from this artist's stellar style. Jay, you rock my man!! My buddy and wonderful painter Jay Alders watched the second night in Camden NJ. I gave him a set and said feel free to doodle. He killed it!!"
    Stefan Lessard
    Dave Matthews Band
  • "There is no one like Jay who captures the pure essence of surfing and music in a painting! Jay is a true genius with the brush,and I am always excited to see his new work!!!"
    Donavon Frankenreiter
    Professional Surfer and Musician
  • "I first met Jay Alders on a surf art and music tour in Brazil in 2007 and I’ve been a fan of his art ever since. I feel Jay captures the energy and vibe of surfing and the surf community. Jay’s pieces hang with pride on our walls and are always twice as nice."
    G. Love
    Blues/Hip-Hop Musician
  • "Movement! Jay captures movement! He bravely takes on subject matter that is in perpetual motion and sometimes even invisible; waves, birds, women, music, and musicians….. Spirit. First I thought he was a tripper, then I thought perhaps he was a lunatic, maybe he’s both, but now I’ve had the chance to hang out with him, I know what he is really is: A true artist. I’m proud to call him a friend and to have one of his paintings grace the cover of one of my EP’s."
    Reggae Musician
  • "Jay Alders is the Surf Artist of the Decade!"
    Alma Surf Magazine
  • "Jay Alders is a master of painting and illustration inspired by surfing, skateboarding and other genres. It's worth it to see his web site."
    Carlos Burle
    Brazilian Big Wave Surfer, World Record - 100 ft Wave
  • "Jay Alders encapsulates the finer moments in surfing lifestyle. His original, skewed style makes you feel like you are truly experiencing the moment created, which is no surprise of why he has become one of my favorite artists."
    Austin Keen
    2013 World Champion Skimboarder
  • "Several years back after seeing and admiring Jay's amazing and unique surf art we asked him if he would consider doing an art board for our annual surfboard auction held at the Ritz Carlton ,Laguna Niguel. Not only did he agree to participate but has continued to participate over several years raising thousands of dollars for our charity Surfers Healing Foundation.  Jay is not only an incredibly talented artist but also a class act with a humanitarian spirit."
    Surfers Healing Foundation
    Izzy and Danielle Paskowitz
  • "Jay Alders’ love and appreciation of ocean and surf culture comes to life in his own signature style of art, capturing the colors, emotion and scenery that can only come from one that lives and breathes it. "
    Peter Raspler
    Manager of 311
  • "Jay's art is sick! He has done us the favor of painting live on stage with us a few times. His art and our music share a common thread by reflecting the ocean minded community. I'm always mesmerized by his wave paintings and catch myself lost in a mind surf, pulling into his slabs and setting rails that match his brush strokes. Aside from his art he is a solid dude, family man and always eager to meet new adventure"
    Ryan Demars
    The Expendables
  • "Whether expressing the shape of the human body or the curves within a wave, Alders brings them to life, cultivating them like the sea smooths glass."
    Line Up Magazine
  • "The Artist who is everywhere…Dali learned to surf!"
    Jon Coen
  • "Not only is Jay’s artwork a supremely evocative and accurate representation of the entire surfing lifestyle, but he’s also one of the most positive and generous individuals in our industry. ESM considers itself lucky to call Jay a longtime friend."
    Editor, Eastern Surf Magazine
    Nick McGregor
  • "Jay's work embodies the spirit of surfing and much more. With humor and elegance he captures the ineffable nature of a lifestyle we love. What's better, the man behind the work is as awesome as the work itself! My family and I have surrounded ourselves with Jay's art and it always brings a smile. Pura vida, Jay!"
    Karen Rinaldi
    Harper Wave Publisher & Writer
  • "From the very first time I laid eyes on Jay’s painting “High and Mighty”, I knew he was an utterly unique talent. Jay has the ability to envision an image in his head and is able to see that scene through varying degrees of angles as if looking through a fisheye lens . I’m proud to call him a very close friend as well."
    Sean Davey
    Professional Surf Photographer
  • "Jay Alders’ ocean inspired artwork is worth its salt…Alders is recognized across poles for his signature elongated figures and stylized forms by virtue of his elaborate brushwork, powerful colors, and outstanding compositions."
    Maha Majzoub, Lebanon
  • "Jay is one of the few artists in the surf scene that has carved out his own unique space unlike that of no others. Not an easy accomplishment. Add to his work a positive and grounded personality, and you have one very unique individual the likes of which you don’t find often in the surf industry."
    Steve Fitzpatrick
    Professional Surf Photographer
  • "Jay's a remarkable guy whose artwork and personality provide an instant lean toward a lifestyle that inspires health, vitality, love and a love for surfing. It's easy to favor Jay's creativity and sense of purpose. I feel lucky to know such a gifted artist."
    Dr. Eric Goodman
    Chiropractor, Creator of Foundation Training, Celebrity Trainer, Author
  • "It's very challenging to find genuinely unique art; it sometimes seems that everything has been done before. When I first saw Jay Alders' work, I was utterly consumed, the same way I was the first time I witnessed the works of Salvador Dali as a child. His ability to capture a lifestyle in a captivating still piece is truly remarkable and deserves the highest praise. "
    Atomik Climbing Holds
    Int'l Rock Climbing Holds Company
  • "Jay is one talented human… his artwork is so unique …"
    Stirling Howland
    Former Creative Director of Billabong International
  • "Jay Alders is perhaps best known for his mind blowing, body altering, and reality bending artwork. However, his creations just scratch the surface of who Jay really is. Other than the obvious “artist” title, after sitting down with Jay and picking his brain, I’ve learned he can best be described as the following: surfer, lover, world traveler, ambassador, veggie-lovin, ninja, and really, that’s not all."
    Void Magazine
    Kayla Beckman, Writer
  • "Jason Alders lives his passion and dream of professional art, while doing it with a fervent dedication to his community and planet. From his stylish renditions of coastal scenery, to his stunning and imaginative portraits, Alder’s respect and admiration for the ocean and the sun is ostensibly vivid."
    Reggae and Rock Web Magazine