John Tribolet, Oregon Member Since June 2009 Artist Statement John Tribolet discovered his aesthetic eye way back in the early 60’s as a child. It started with crayons which turned into doodles by middle school and he was designing ads and t-shirts before even getting out of high school! He has now been creating art professionally since 1978.
Over the years he has worked as a production manager and was an artist at the largest screen printer in the country before opening his own stores in Northern California, as well as traveled around the country selling his designs at thousands of fairs, markets and concerts, as well as touring with the Grateful Dead for years.
Former clients that John has preformed custom work for includes; colleges and universities, governments, law enforcement from local tactical teams to the FBI, agencies, organizations, recording artists, etc., a few being NASA, State Bar of CA, Creating Our Future, Rainforest Crunch Cereal, ActUp!, Earth First!, Red Cross, Lawrence Livermore Lab, museums, Grateful Dead, Metallica, MTV, and many more.
His personal art has literally been bought and worn around the world and some of the well known people include Jerry Garcia, Martin Scorsese, Ken Kesey, Bob Weir, Ram Daas, Sherman Hemsley, Zen Tricksters, Wavy Gravy and Digital Underground to name a few.
These days John works out of his home office in western Oregon, selling t-shirts and gifts through his websites (www.TnTCollectibles.com, www.PopularTshirtsAndGifts.com, www.OregonNation.com, www.Iguanamoose.com & www.SkullAndRoses.com to name a few) and free-lances doing a wide variety of art services (www.EmeraldValleyArts.com), such as Graphic Art, Logo Design, T-Shirt Design, Photo Manipulation, Web Design, Package Design, CD/DVD Design, Color Separations, Business Forms, Marketing Tools, Product Branding and much more, as well as painting specialty signs and murals (the largest being 53 feet by 28 feet)
Photography has always been a side-interest to John as well, even taking it in college. Not only does he take really nice photos, his extensive Photoshop skills allow him the freedom to manipulate certain shots so that they are more interesting, artistic and/or aesthetically pleasing. Now John has started sharing some of his work for sale here! Also included are a few shots that John didn't take himself, but has created digital paintings of them. "So much cleaner than regular paint!" he muses.
When asked if his photo work would be successful, he simply stated, ”No matter what, I Took A Shot”.