Joe Nix is a Seattle based painter and muralist. With a career spanning over 15 years Nix is one of Seattle’s most prolific muralists. Using exterior walls for the majority of his career, Nix is not shy of large surfaces. A prolific painter who’s work has graced walls as large as ninety feet, as well as small pieces both equally detailed and iconic, Joey has a passion for painting naturally inspired works of art in places that clients are seeking to enliven. Using inspirations from childhood and his familiar upbringing around boats Nix’ materials are just as important as his subjects.
“Beginning with a general concept of using portraiture I gravitated towards creating a collection of the many people surrounding me in my everyday life. Celebrating the uniqueness of each individual and instantly capturing them in their natural state.”
– Joe Nix
The new mural at Uncle Ike’s Capitol Hill location, titled “Suspended“, is an imaginative look into the human condition as seen “floating” through the consciousness. Forcing the viewer’s focus on the individual person while bringing to question their identity as well as their experience, instead of their status in society, their moral decisions, sexual preference or beliefs. We are all different in our own ways but we all have dreams and we all are suspended here in time whether it be for a short period or for 100+ years. This mural is a gift for the public to enjoy.