ABOUT THE

ARTIST

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JADE LAWLESS

IS A 17 YEAR OLD ENTREPRENUER WITH A FLAMING PASSION FOR ARTISTRY.

GROWING UP IN THE GREATER SEATTLE/TACOMA AREA, JADE WAS RAISED BY A MUSICAL FAMILY. SHE TOOK DANCE, ART & MUSIC LESSONS ALL THROUGHOUT HER CHILDHOOD. SHE HAS DEVELOPED HER SKILLS & GROWN AS A REALISM ARTIST EVER SINCE SHE BEGAN PRACTICING HER ARTISTRY AT JUST 11 YEARS OLD. 

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GROWING UP WITH ADHD

JADE OFTEN EXCELLED IN CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES THAT STIMULATED HER CREATIVE ABILITIES & GEARED TOWARDS HANDS ON LEARNING. HOWEVER, AS SHE APPROACHED HER TEENS SHE BEGAN TO SERIOUSLY STRUGGLE WITH THE TRADITIONAL PEN & PAPER STRUCTURE IN PUBLIC AMERICAN EDUCATION.

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TRANSITIONING INTO HIGH SCHOOL  JADE WAS ACCEPTED INTO A LOCAL PROJECT BASED HIGH SCHOOLAFTER OBTAINING THIS OPPORTUNITY, SHE FOCUSED ON DISCOVERING & DEVELOPING FUTURE POTENTIAL CAREER VENTURES. SHE GAINED INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE WITH PROFESSIONALS IN MULTIPLE CAREER FIELDS INCLUDING HAIR STYLISTS, MAKEUP ARTISTS, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF A LOCAL ART GALLERY AND EVEN A PROFESSIONAL SOUND ENGINEER.

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IN HER SOPHOMORE YEAR, JADE BEGAN LEARNING HOW TO CUSTOMIZE SNEAKERS.

THOUGH HER FIRST PAIR OF CUSTOMS (PICTURED TO THE LEFT) DID NOT END UP AS A SUCCESS, SHE TOOK THE FAILURE AS A LEARNING OPPORTUNITY AND BEGAN LEARNING FROM PROFESSIONAL CUSTOMIZERS WELL KNOWN IN THE FIELD (SUCH AS DEJESUS CUSTOM FOOTWEAR & MARKO).

JADE'S SECOND CUSTOM PAIR (PICTURED TO THE RIGHT) WAS HER FIRST SUCCESSFUL PROJECT & WENT SEMI VIRAL ON TIK TOK. THIS RESULTED IN HER DECISION TO MAKE THE HOBBY A FULL TIME CAREER VENTURE.

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TO THIS DAY

JADE CONTINUES TO GROW AS AN ASPIRING ARTIST & MAKES HER CUSTOM CREATIONS FROM THE HEART OF HER ROOM. WHEN SHE FINALLY GRADUATES, SHE WILL PURSUE THIS VENTURE FULL TIME.

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JADE'S ARTISTIC STATEMENT

MY ART IS MOSTLY DRIVEN BY SOME FORM OF PASSION, WHETHER I'M MAKING A SENTIMENTAL CUSTOM PIECE FOR A CLIENT OR A PERSONAL PROJECT ABOUT A RANDOM HYPERFIXATION OF MINE. I LOVE MAKING CONCEPTS & CONCEPT ART, ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE IS MORE SUBSTANCE BEHIND IT.