Jay Alder’s nickname, “the artist who is everywhere,” doesn’t begin to describe the global reach of this prolific fine artist. Synonymous with intricate brushwork and elongated figures, Jay is one of the world’s most recognizable surf artists.
Galleries, festivals and brands around the world have showcased Jay’s imaginative beach-inspired art. His paintings have been featured in exhibitions from Brazil to New York City. Whether appearing at the 2008 X-Games or on the cover of Surfers’ Path Magazine, Jay’s art captivates a diverse audience. In addition to his showcases, Jay provides cover art for musicians such as Echo Movement and Mishka, and collaborates regularly with G. Love, Donovan Frankenreiter and beyond on artistic endeavors. You can also see this prolific artist’s work in international product lines from Billabong, Emergen-C and Original Longboards.
When not creating art, Jay is dedicated to building a better world. He is an Official Ambassador for Surf Aid International, has raised more than $15,000 for Hurricane Sandy Relief, and is actively involved in countless nonprofits, including two Tru Causes, the Kokua Hawai’i Foundation and Surfers for Cetaceans.
Why we love him: Jay is committed to preserving the beauty of the natural environment, both through his surf art and humanitarian work.