Jesse Narens is a self-taught painter living in Portland, Oregon.

Artist statement:

"Jesse Narens creates art and music through an intuitive process
involving many layers, often reflecting on humanity's tumultuous
relationship with nature and personal transformation. With no attachment
to preconceived ideas, pieces begin without sketches, and seemingly
finished works may continue on and be layered over at any time.

Born in Illinois in 1990, Jesse began showing work in 2008 by curating his own art and music shows at DIY venues around the Midwest. He chose to forgo a formal art education, feeling that art and school are the antithesis of each other.

Jesse currently lives in the Pacific Northwest, documenting dead sea
birds and driftwood on the beaches."