Jay Alders is a New Jersey native based in northern Florida. He’s been pursuing his lifelong dream of becoming a thriving professional artist since he was a child. His distinctive style and imaginative prowess is recognized around the world. Intricate brushwork, intense colors, and superb compositions bring his signature elongated figures & stylized forms to life.
Jay’s work has been featured in galleries from New York City to California, art tours in Brazil, surf exhibitions on the North Shore of Oahu and at the 2008 X-Games. Organizations like Emergen-C, Billabong, Endless Games, Donavon Frankenreiter, 9Fish Surfboards, SSV, Ted Shreds and Original Longboards all have licensed Jay’s art for their internationally distributed product lines.
In November 2009, Jay was described as “The Artist who is Everywhere” by ESPN because of Jay’s constant globe trotting and impressive industry involvement. Alders has collaborated and/or toured with talented friends such as Donavon Frankenreiter, Matt Costa, The Slater Brothers, ALO, Sean Davey, G Love, Paula Fuga, Echo Movement, John Butler Trio, Rob Machado and Guns N Roses’ guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, to name a few.
Prestigious media outlets & organizations like Surfer Magazine, FuelTV, Surfline.com , SIMA, Line Up Magazine, Longboard Magazine, Eastern Surf Magazine, FHM Magazine, Penthouse Magazine, Curl Magazine, RagMag & GoOutside Magazine all showcased Jay’s artistic endeavors. Brazil’s Alma Surf Magazine named Alders,“The Best Surf Artist of the Past Decade” in 2010.
Alders is also known for his heartfelt philanthropy work and healthy vegan lifestyle. He proudly and regularly gives back to the world community whenever possible. In 2009 he was named an Official Ambassador to Surf Aid International and he also supports many worthy causes such as Surfrider Foundation, PETA, Lilo’s Promise, NORML and the ASPCA amongst others.