I have had the pleasure to work with and witness Joe Ortega on multiple projects over the past 10 years. I first found Joe when I was looking for a muralist to paint a huge mural in the gymnasium of the school where I taught. I had researched many local artists but had not found that special quality I was looking for. At the local paint store, there was a mural of men working and I noticed that even on this small project, there was a great attention to quality and detail. I got Joe’s name from the store owner and began looking into his work. After reviewing his other projects, I quickly discovered that Joe was the artist I wanted for my project.
Working with and commissioning Joe Ortega was a pleasurable experience. I have found it frustrating in the past when working with artistic people to accomplish projects. Joe was patient throughout the process. It takes a special skill in an artist to work with non-artistic individuals and create a work of art. Joe had a unique way of listening to my ideas and making them a reality beyond my expectations. I was so impressed that I used Joe for a second mural at my school. I also recommended Joe for a home project for a neighbor of mine. This was a completely different type of project, but again, Joe’s artistry and professionalism shown through. The house was completely transformed into a beautiful and luxurious home. I have no reservations recommending Joe for any project that you may be considering.