PROJECTS

The Raw Canvas.  521.  Main.  Street.  Grand.  Junction.  Co.  81501.  970. 985. 9649

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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT SUBMITTED. WE HAD AN OVERWHELMING AMOUNT OF SUBMISSIONS. PLEASE KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR MY NEXT OPENING BLOCK LATER THIS YEAR.


Scheduling for 2019-2020 is now closed

01 TRUST THE PROCESS: This is a special project for those interested in surrendering artistic control and allowing me to design and create some of my greatest ideas!

02 NATURE LOVER: Are you a nature lover?  Then this project is for you!  I’ll design something that showcases the true beauty of the world. You pick the theme I’ll do the rest!

03 CREATURE FEATURE: Mammals, birds, and insects too!  Love our creatures and looking for something unique? Then this projects for you!  You pick the creature, I’ll do the rest!!

04 THIS MUST BE POP!: Pop culture at its finest with a Nordine twist!  Are you an 80s baby, love culture icons or pop culture influences?  Then I’m ready to design for you!  You pick the pop I’ll design something culturally unique!

05 AT FACE VALUE: From a loved one to just a random face, this project brings on the portrait concept to the next level!  Looking for a lifelong representation of the human face?  You tell me who (or not) and I’ll design the rest!

06 WHAT IS IT?: Abstraction can mean so many things!  If it’s random beauty you are looking for and nothing more, then my abstraction project is your calling!  

07 LET’S GO BIG!: Are you looking for a project that has maybe different elements, for example nature and creature or portrait and nature? Then this project is for you. Let’s Go Big is a multi-session piece with various elements! If your looking to go big, then this project is for you!


Justin Nordine is a tattoo artist and a Colorado native. After college Justin became an art teacher to inner city students who would eventually become the inspiration for The Raw Canvas, Justin's tattoo studio. 

His drive for tattooing comes from the stories of his clients, humanity and nature.  The resulting artwork is inspired by the stories they have shared, humanity and the universal challenges we all face.

Justin is an internationally-recognized expert in fine-art watercolor technique. His expertise shapes his signature aesthetic, dream-like imagery with graphical elements and underlying watercolor tones. Structure and chaos dance together.

His current artistic direction will be focusing on nature, human faces, animals and abstract design elements.  He also uses graphic elements in most of his work (geometry, shapes, etc). He is looking for clients interested in large scale work and allowing for full, unrestricted creation.

“It is my personal goal that my clients walk away with an amazing piece of art and an incredible experience.”

— JUSTIN NORDINE