My name is J.iv, and I’m an artist from New Jersey. I mostly work with acrylics to create portraits and sometimes spooky related art (but really my specialty is portraits). I like to combine realism and prisms of different colors when doing portraits to represent the ability to possess many different characteristics or to be more than what people see on the outside. I only started painting about a year ago, but art has been my entire life since I could pick up a pencil. Art is my first true love, my safe haven, and my only hope is that my creations may touch as many people as possible and make a difference.