JT is a self-taught artist that was born and raised on the beautiful island of Oahu. Her art journey did not begin until much later in life, and in 2017 she suffered a hip injury that resulted in reconstructive surgery and a long recovery process away from home. During this down time, she was able to explore her creative side for the first time and began drawing images that reminded her of Hawaii and the aloha spirit she missed so much. She quickly fell in love with the peace drawing gave her and continued on after her recovery with her best friend at her side, her pup Mele.
When she’s not drawing, you can find JT hanging with Mele, at the beach searching for shells, or coaching high school wrestling teams.
Mele is a Tricolour Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who enjoys chasing lizards, loves his kiddie pool, and his ears blowing in the wind.