Born and raised in an artistic household I grew up in Santa Cruz, California. As a young adult I apprenticed under Joe Curtis and Terry Wells (my father passed Nov, 2020), Seascape artists who hung around other artists like Walfreido (currently in Wyland Galleries) and Dave Dalton (Simic Galleries). My father was a a commercial sign painter and muralist here in the Bay Area working with various companies/organizations such as “The Boardwalk, various restaurant chains, and some city parks. Between mural jobs I taught art like my mother who taught thoughsands of kids for 35 years in Santa Cruz County at her private art school Susan Gallery Art School (Currently in Hawaii). Projects and crafts intertwined with unlimited imagination of adventure and role play I became inspired through storytelling.
I am so honored to have made my mark on and across California and Hawaii. I’ve tattooed for 22 years now and still going strong servicing the Santa Cruz and Grass Valley Area.
I spent 5 years at the Academy of Art in the Animation VfX Department. Striving to design and execute an image that captures the audience on a level that connects companies/individuals to their client/vision is always the goal.
Currently I am a traveling tattooist, doing commercial art like my father. You can message me anytime Via Facebook, or instagram at the link at the bottom of the page.
Trying to uphold my fathers commercial art reputation has not been the easiest form of occupation. One project at a time not knowing what is next and teetering on ladders can be quite trying on the physical as you uphold the mental art skills.
My dad Painted for the Beach Street revival car show of 1986 Beach Boardwalk. Terry Wells hand painted cars on wood. Rest easy.
Bay Scott Property Laundry mats of Santa Cruz, CA. By Terry Wells
Welcome to Capitola by Joe Curtis & Terry Wells
Ferrari Ranch in Pascadero, bv Joe Curtis and Terry Wells
Draft Horses By Joe Curtis
Joe and I working on our first Mural together. The old Pacific coast Chrysler on Soquel Ave
My young apprentice pose. Painting the beaver on the surfboard. Haha.
Whale City Bakery
The Lost World, Camp Evers Mural in Scotts Valley, Ca. By Terry Wells
The Ave Cafe by Tiffany Wells. Finally my own projects here and there.
Rollins Lake Realty Mural on Hwy 174 solo project by Tif.