Video of my Speech at the National Art Educators Conference

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

In March I gave a speech in Chicago at the national Art Educators yearly conference called “Ambition over direction”  I spoke in front of over 200 people.  You can watch it via the link below, I talk about why I do what I do and how I got to where I am

I do workshops in my studio!

I have scheduled only 3 in-studio workshops for this year.  You can see more information via the links below

**4SPOTS LEFT** Level 1 June 3rd-7th sign up here

**2SPOTS LEFT** Level 1 June 17th-21st sign up here

**SOLD OUT**Advanced September 9th-13th wait list open


Studio Information

– The studio work area is aprox 1300 sqft, so plenty of space and individual attention. It doesn’t get much better than this as we will be in my actual studio with all my supplies, artwork and things pretty much exactly as I like them.

-I am located in my favorite part of Portland. There is a whole foods one block down the road from my studio and an abundance of restaurants, food carts, and local fare walking distance from the studio. There is a fridge at the studio to store food as well.


2015 year in review video

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Portland Open Studios 2015

Sunday, October 4th, 2015


Portland Open Studios is almost here.

Oct 10,11,17 and 18th from 10am to 5pm each day.

Check out for more details and to grab a map of the 96 different artist studios you can visit this year.

video interview about the process and meaning of my paintings

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

I recently had a interview with Norbet Guthier in my studio & gallery True measure.

from his website

after 25 years of commercial photography studio in  frankfurter and after more than 10 years experience with co_works artists in Germany, it is about time the rest of the world to explore. a 4 × 4 Atego seemed suitable, all the facebook artist friends living in the real, and to be taken in remote areas and possibly to work with you. more co_works, books, calendars, couple- and nude shootings, exhibitions are the projects for the coming years (translated from German using google translate)”

In the video I talk about  the  process and meaning behind a couple of my favorite paintings

watch it here!  and if you are in Portland, OR make sure to visit me at my Gallery (3022 E Burnside St , Portland, OR- I am open most days 1-6pm and you can always email me for an appointment!

Mini Documentary

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Jesse Reno from Joseph R. Faltyn on Vimeo.

Thanks to Joseph and Jordan for this mini documentary of my work during Portland Open Studios this year.

New Progress Video “The Wolf Remained”

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Here is my latest progress video.. 3 painting become one 10’by10′ painting. :)

Video from CFA Gallery opening, La Jolla, CA

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Here is a video documenting the opening/live paint that I just did down in California at Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery.

The show runs all month, so be sure to stop by if you are in the area. Thanks to everybody at CFA for putting together a great event. And a big thanks to Leslie for connecting all the dots.

New Progress Video

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Here is a new video documenting the progress of my recent 8’x8′ painting titled “Radiate Like Butterflies”.

New Video – 3 Years of Work Overview!

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

This video documents what i’ve been doing for the past 3 years, featuring images of my art, shows, and projects i’ve been involved with. i also created the music for the video as well, playing all the instruments, recording and producing the backing track..

Thanks for watching!

Live Painting Stop Animation Edit

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

I edited down the full length stop motion video of the 3 live paintings to follow a single painting, “Like and Love” from start to finish.

The full length video which covers the entire spectrum of a work cycle is still available on vimeo at