Contact / About

Welcome! My name is Paul Naylor, I’m an illustrator/designer living in San Diego, where I’ve been my whole life.  I have been drawing since I was three, and currently specialize in acrylic paintings / illustration, and also enjoy logo and general design. Recently, I have been painting a lot of commissioned pet portraits and other custom pieces. I have a Bachelor’s Degree from the Art Institute of San Diego in graphic design. In addition to design and illustration, I have been speed-painting for several years. I’ve been lucky enough to perform and educate for audiences at the San Diego Zoo, Downtown Disney, and many other events around the US. I currently work with my friends and mentors at Launch Live Art, where I paint, perform, and have even played live percussion.

I was drawn to graphic design because I was intrigued by the idea of using typography artistically, and I’ve always loved art associated with underground music and film, especially from decades past where emphasis was heavy on hand-rendering. I also play drums in a couple local bands, and love when visual art and music can be combined. I am always adding new pieces to my portfolio, and have really been enjoying experimenting with drastic lighting/colors and surreal or exaggerated landscapes/scenes. I feel that humor and creepiness can work very well together, and I’m always striving to find a good mix. Big influences on my art include a long love of animals, old horror and sci-fi movies, vast natural landscapes (especially Yosemite), Godzilla, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Mid-Century Modern design, and music.

Please feel free to contact me at with any questions. Custom paintings and prints are available!

Follow me on Instagram and check out my Etsy page for cards and prints!

The New Exhibit


5 Responses to “Contact / About”

  1. Hey Paul!

    It was great meeting you the other night at Thumbprint’s TPG3 Group Show downtown. I’m super into your rad pet portraits, love the toxic colors!

    I’m reaching out to see if you are interested in hosting social painting events with my people, Paints Uncorked. I do step-by-step painting instruction at various bars and restaurants around San Diego during happy hour.

    It’s seriously the coolest job ever. I show up an hour and a half early to set up tablecloths and easels, instruct guests on a painting for about 2.5 hours, take pictures, and clean-up. It ends up being about a 5 hour shift.

    We are looking for new artists since the other teacher is on maternity leave and I’ll be traveling a bit this summer. The pay is really good! If this interests you at all, and you have any other questions just let me know!


    Mikaela McLeish

  2. Hi – saw your work in an art supply store in San Diego. My son loved the alien with a tie. What do you get for that?

  3. Maria Hester Says:

    Hi Paul, we saw you perform a couple times for RBCPC preschool when our kids attended. They are big elementary school kids now and we are trying to help fund the ARTCORP program. I believe that art is a necessary and needed part of our schools. I’m inquiring about your “splatter paint live” that you did at the fundraiser we attended. You are an amazing talent and thought we would find out if you are available to do something for us? Please let me know.
    Thank you so much, Maria Hester

  4. Where do you sell your work? Originals only or are there prints etc available for purchase?

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