Proudly representing her Oregon Roots in Portland, Ursula graduated in 2010 with a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art. She then created a series of large paintings inspired by her rainy bike rides across the many bridges of Portland. This series grew into a product line celebrating the city, our rain, and our beautiful bridges.
Now after founding Jailhouse Studios in 2016, a female run art collective and gallery, focused on showing emerging female artists and their allies, she has expanded with talented local designers, manufacturers, and small businesses. This ongoing collaboration has helped her grow the UB product line, illustrating urban landscapes and creating accessible and sustainable products.
In this series Portland Artist, Max Graves explores color, depth and volume with mixed media on panel and canvas. The colors are inspired by nature and the natural world. "Creativity is King!" Max allows your own creative abilities to come to life, looking deeper into the subconscious plane of what you see inside each piece and what it means to you. "Finding the freedom of art and creating something from nothing lives in all of us and is the ultimate freeing and consciousness."