We had the good fortune of connecting with Perry Picasshoe and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Perry, why did you pursue a creative career?
Truthfully there is no other career I can take. My mind thinks in colors and shapes, making it difficult to remain in 9-5 jobs. I have worked several jobs from washing trucks to serving Mc Donalds to packing orders at amazon. None of these jobs gave me any motivation to wake up. So once I quit and decided to do art full-time, I realized how much better that works with me. I have the freedom to experiment and explore, something that is seldom encouraged kin other jobs. I love being able to express my thoughts and identity on a physical plane.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I would say that I always keep people on their toes. You never know what I’ll do next! I might be known for my paintings but I am a master of all trades. One week I’ll be painting the next I’ll be in Switzerland recoding short films on a drone! I am very proud of my dedication to not only learn new mediums and techniques but also master them. I don’t like to do something half-assed. If I’m doing something I’m going all the way. Recently I have been learning to sew custom dresses and outfits for a friend of mine. I am hoping to launch a clothing line with garments designed and created by me in the near future. I want the world to recognize my brand and art all over the world. I want to create a surreal world with my art so that people can begin to question their own reality. It’s always fun with that stuff, and I am sure more people would benefit from messing around and trying things they didn’t even consider to be possible.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
For the first day I think we would just chill in my apartment. We can just wakeup, I’ll make us waffles and we can watch something light like Mean Girls or something. Then we can just spend the rest of the day making art in my living room and order pizza for dinner. The next day we go to the hardware store and buy some spray paint cans. We would hike in the afternoon to Graffiti Falls, a hidden gem, where we can just paint a mural on some rocks. Maybe we can even have a mini photoshoot while we are there. Go home, make some spaghetti and watch a spooky film of your choice. Next day we get up bright and early to a pumpkin patch. We take turns on the tractors and pick our pumpkins to carve later that day. Probably going to take pictures in the field of flowers/pumpkins. We go home and get some Canes for dinner so we can have pumpkin carving contest.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
yeah I’d love too shout out my “art soulmate” Xonasuchi. He is someone who got me interested in photography/modeling. We had a photoshoot series in my bedroom that lasted over 20 hours and I remember being super excited the entire time. I was definitely pushed far out of my comfort zone.

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