Born in 1973, Jake Hose was attracted to art and music at an early age. He began to draw consistently throughout his childhood and into his early adulthood. In his 20’s he started to paint with acrylic paints on canvas and on the back of glass along with creating detailed pen and ink drawings.
During this time he began to work as a designer for a local frame shop and eventually learned the art of framing and designed beautiful work for museums, galleries and interior decorators for many years.
He also learned how to play the guitar and sing, eventually writing his own music that lead him to perform in a few local rock bands and recording his own music projects.
His artistic interests have been vast with special interests and study in animation, vector art, digital art, graphic design, web design, and as a martial arts practitioner during his 20’s and 30’s.
With this wide variety of artistic influences and knowledge, has helped him to gain a deep awareness and love for creativity and the arts in general.
Today, Jake Hose is a full time professional artist residing in the Seattle Washington area and has been involved in creating and selling art for over 20 years. He is well known in Washington for his fun and whimsical style of artwork including the popular Seattle Cats series.
His professional resume includes participating in over 125 arts and crafts shows, along with selling art in over 60 stores including the Space Needle LLC.
Jake’s Personal Life
I spend a lot of my time with my Wife Kim who means more to me than my art or ambitions…
I’m very interested in a lot of things and my interests do change from time to time, I am much more than just a person creating fun and whimsical pictures or some sort of a brand or public figure. I also have a rich inner and outer life.
I love music, some of my favorite music is from Europe, Gothic/Dark Wave music, synthesizers, industrial, music and artsy alternative bands are my all-time favorite styles to listen to. Some of my favorite bands and musicians are; Steve Kilbey of the Church, the Cure, Peter Murphy/Bauhaus, the Smiths, old Ministry, Depeche Mode and so on. I’m really and truly an 80’s kid… I remember when MTV played its first music video; I could probably name a couple hundred bands that I love… Music has always been a huge part of my life.
Kim and I love watching movies and have a large collection of everything from comedy, drama, kids movies, and paranormal to an extensive horror movie collection. Some of our favorites are from Steven King (the Shining, the Stand, Perfect Storm, Misery) and M. Night Shyamalan (the Village, Lady in the Water, the Visit and Split).
I enjoy playing and collecting video games from the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s. I enjoy not only the entertainment value but a collection of video games, to me, is a collection of interactive art done by some of the most talented artists in the world. Getting to interact with other people’s artwork is really an inspiring thing to me. Getting to see how artists have created characters, backgrounds, animation, lighting and shadow effects, sound effects, music, and the art of programing and storytelling, provide a vast learning experience. My collection of video games is considered a part of my art collection and is like a museum that represents an enormous amount of creativity and artistry.
I also like to travel with my Wife to places that have a cool sense of culture, good food, artsy towns, and places with beautiful scenery. I love the ocean, the energy that I feel coming off the waves really recharges and balances me along with the sounds of the sea.
I’m also very interested in politics, religion, and economics which have lead me to become very fascinated with the spiritual/paranormal, secret societies, alternative news, UFO conspiracies and so on. Though raised in a strict Christian religious environment I am not a religious person at all and my political views slide very close to what one would consider a Libertarian/Anarchist or very close to it…
I cannot support the industrial military complex, I do not believe in corporate religions nor have faith in corporate governments that turn people into tax slaves, nor have faith in a financial system that enslaves people through debt, to me most of these systems are all about taking mine and your freedom away. What I do believe in is freedom, peace, justice, and goodwill toward man and nature…
I also enjoy learning about human psychology and family systems therapy; these interests have been a result of growing up in a highly dysfunctional/religious family and have been a part of my journey toward growing and learning how to become a healthier person…
I enjoy looking at other artists work and am so thankful for their creativity and adding beauty to this highly screwed up world that is in disparate need of beauty and goodness.
And lastly, Kim and I enjoy animals very much and have a spoiled cat named Till and love to go to the zoo and see all the animals!
Thank you for your interest in my artwork!
If you would like to read an interview about artist Jake Hose click here: http://komonews.com/seattle-refined/artist-of-the-week-jake-hose