Shane Butler is Portrai Me’s founder and lead-artist. He originally began this project as a way to make drawings for his friends while on tour with his band. After the project spread through word- of-mouth over a few years he decided to open up the project publicly and formed Portrai Me.
He is an interdisciplinary visual artist who has shown drawing, video, and performance works in such places as The Museum Of Fine Arts Boston, The Queens Museum, The Rubin Museum, and various galleries & festivals internationally.
Shane also has a life as a recording and performing musician who has written and toured extensively over the past 10 years with his band’s Olden Yolk and Quilt. His recordings have been released by record labels such as Mexican Summer, Trouble In Mind, Beyond Beyond is Beyond, and others.
He currently spends time between Los Angeles, New York, and the long winding road.
Bethany Lumsdaine is our resident internet user - handling all things organizational, tech, and marketing related. Located in St. Louis, Missouri she currently enjoys spending time eating fruit, playing music, learning to sew, and perfecting her work-from-home setup.
Centa Atencio is a visual artist living in coastal California. She graduated with a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2012. She is interested in how our physiology shapes our perception and has been exploring the somatics of drawing and how we find internal balance. Her work has been published as a children’s book, greeting cards, and holiday invitations. Her other interests include yoga, alternative healing, nature, and being a mother to her two daughters.
Cristina Morales is a multidisciplinary artist working in woven textiles, garment construction, and painting. She received her BFA in General Fine Arts in the spring of 2014 at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland where she continues to live and work today.
Olivia Gibb is an interdisciplinary artist based out of St. Louis, Missouri. She spends her time playing with clay, screen printing, making music, and drawing portraits. She loves horror movies, plants and rocking out!
Martin Meyer is a St. Louis based artist and musician. He loves skateboarding, listening to records, playing music, drawing, drinking soda, goofing off. Martin runs Lumpy Records and plays in bands Fried E/M, Pineapple RNR, BB Eye, Newt Patrol and Fornicators.