UB Coalition Artist

LAURA JADE



The Artist

I am froma small, coastal town called Newport on the Oregon Coast. I was raised around painting. I remember watching my mom oil and watercolor paint most of my childhood. In 2005, I began my career as a professional artist when I started a business doing henna at various festivals, weddings and parties around Oregon. I completely immersed myself in the art of henna for 4 years, feeling a true connection to the flow of ornamental pattern work. I started tattooing in Portland, Oregon in 2009 and moved to Grants Pass to be a resident tattooer at Off the Map Northwest in December 2015.  Words can't describe how grateful I feel to be part of this community of artists.