Cover Story: Local artist Jason Pawley’s new mural adds color to downtown

Jason Pawley and his “Cultivation” mural downtown (Garett Fisbeck)

The goal of every painter, no matter the adjective-laden variation of the truth so painstakingly presented to us in an artist’s statement, seems to boil down to this: Try to create something the viewer can’t ignore.

In a culture that so often values efficiency over beauty and prefers the status quo to the sore thumb, that can be a tricky accomplishment. An artist can flail and dive through every style and...

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