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Jose Solis was born in the colonial City of San Luis Potosi (Mexico), home of many famous artists, he grew up admiring the work of Mexican muralists like Diego Rivera, Orozco and Siqueiros. At age 14, while an art student he was admitted as an apprentice at a sign & commercial art studio learning brush lettering and mural design. In the 70s he became famous painting airbrushed murals on custom vans while studying at Customizing Center near Los Angeles, CA. his work in the style of Frank Frazetta was showed on National magazines like Hot Rodding. In 1983 He founded Creative Art Services in Portland, Oregon. That same year The Oregonian published a full page article and photos of his original work a 70’x15’ oil painting on concrete he did at Ascension Catholic church in SE Portland. One of his first commissions was to paint a large Oregon Lottery wheel for a TV commercial. To this date his work has included:
Scenic painting for many feature films including the stop animation movie “Coraline” by Laika Entertainment, etc.,
Set design and Art direction for Nike, Adidas, Doc Martens, Oregon Lottery Portland Trailblazers, etc.
Including video & photography projects, among others.
Mural art & custom displays in museums:
* National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, CA.
* Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in Mcminnville, Or.
* End of the Oregon Trail museum in Oregon, City
* Old Mission San Miguel, CA. a National Historic Landmark
* Andy & Bax 130’ mural in the Portland, OR. Eastside Historic District

* Churches, Schools, Restaurants, Public and private buildings & Residences, etc.
Jose’s work has been recognized for his unique style with awards including: Silver Medal Award at the International Film & Television Festival of New York, Best Spiritual Documentary Judge’s Award winner and People’s Choice Award Winner, & more.

Profile Summary:
Mural painter , Wall Graphics Artist Portland, OR
Sign painter , Custom brush lettering services Portland, OR
Scenic artist, hand painted aged signs, Faux finis Portland, OR
Hand painted signs Portland, OR
More About Me
Create my own artwork, Music, Fly fishing the Cascade streams for trout, taste the microbrews.
Work Experience:
Monday, October 06, 2008
Jose Solis

JOSE-J.-SOLIS
Scenic-Artist
Address: 6250 NE Simpson Street, Portland, Oregon 97218 Phone: 503.238.3868 e-mail:jsolis@jscreativearts.com Web: www.jscreativearts.com
QUALIFICATIONS
Over twenty years of experience providing creative art services for film, video, multimedia projects and spaces.
SKILLS
Scenic/faux Painting, Mural Artist, Sign Writer, Custom prop maker/Sculptor, Designer.
WORK EXPERIENCE
• January 02 / October 03, 2008 “CORALINE” Stop motion film, Dir. Henry Selic, produced by Laika Entertainment Inc. (Scenic artist).
• 2007-Lord Save us from your followers (Art director)
• 2007- “Untraceable” a feature with Diane Lane produced by Lakeshore Entertainment (set Painter).
• 2007- “The Feast of Love” with Morgan Freeman (stand by painter)
• 2007- “The Music Within” (sign artist)
• 2007- “Management” (set painter)
• 2006- “The Valley of Light”, Hallmark Hall of Fame (stand by painter)
• 1993- “Body of Evidence” with Madonna, Udi Edel director (scenic paint dept. Foreman)
• 1993- “The Temp” Tom Holland director (Art department assistant).
• 1993- The Bibleman Adventures Willy Aames Dir. Pamplin Entertainment (Set designer/Art director).
• 1990- “Come See the Paradise”, Allan Parker Director, (sign artist/painter).
• 1989- “Breaking In”, Burt Reynolds (sign artist/painter)
• 1991- “Chrome Soldiers”, “Duplicates”, “The Last Innocent Man”, “The Haunting of Sarah Hardy”, Wee Sing: “King Cole's Party", “Sam & Ed”, “The Catalyst”, “Physical Graffiti”, “Spy”, “Unsolved Mysteries


• 1983-2007 Owner of Creative Art Services; Portland, Oregon. Design & fabrication of Scenery, signage, custom props, murals and displays:
• “Rosey Awards” -Design & painting stage backdrops, Portland Advertising Federation
• “Cascade Awards” -Stage design & scenic, Oregon Media Production Association
• Evergreen Air Museum in McMinnvi
Education:
Pacific Northwest College of Art,
New Horizons Digital imaging Computer Learning Center.
Portland, Oregon; Customizing Center Huntington Beach, CA;
Hempill Schools, Los Angeles, CA.
Newspapers: The Oregonian, The Catholic Sentinel, Hot Rodding Magazine, The Hispanic News,
Organizations / Affilations:
Oregon Media Production Association,
IATSE 488
Jose Solis is located in Portland, OR and has the following skills: Mural painter , Wall Graphics Artist, Sign painter , Custom brush lettering services, Scenic artist, hand painted aged signs, Faux finis, Hand painted signs
Art / Creative, Skilled Trade / Crafts, Business
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Special projects completed/Awards received: • Fox-12 News studio in Beaverton, OR. Wall mural design & painting, 70’ x 15’ acrylic • Ascension Catholic Church in Portland, OR, Wall mural design painting, 62’x16’ oil • “Rio Grande” Model Railroad Museum in Scholls, OR. wall mural painting 265’ acrylic • “Rosey Awards” -Design & painting stage backdrops, Portland Center for the Performing Arts; Portland Advertising Federation • “Cascade Awards” -Stage design & scenic production, Oregon Media Production Association. Evergreen Air Museum in McMinnville, OR, “Yamamoto bomber” display design & painting • “End of the Oregon Trail” Museum, Oregon City, OR. Display design, sculpture/painting AWARDS Received: • Top Christian Videos . Soundscan number one on the charts June 2001. Set Designer, Art director/set construction for "The Bibleman Adventures"; children videos produced by Pamplin Entertainment, Inc. and starred by Willy Aames of "Eight is Enough". Best Television Cooking Show; 1994 Nominee for the James Beard Award. Set Design and construction for "Cooking with Caprial" TV Show, Produced by Culinary ArtsTelevision / The Learning Channel. Silver Medal Award at the 1990 International Film & Television Festival of New York. Production Design and Art Direction for the film, "At High Altitude" ; a direct marketing sales video for worldwide distribution produced by Visionworks, Inc. for Tektronics. Pacific Northwest College of Art, New Horizons Digital imaging Computer Learning Center. Portland, Oregon; Customizing Center Huntington Beach, CA; Hempill Schools, Los Angeles, CA. Newspapers: The Oregonian, The Catholic Sentinel, Hot Rodding Magazine, The Hispanic News,
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