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Joel is a young adult with Down syndrome who lives in Ottawa. He creates his art based on the people and things around him that bring him joy. He typically uses ink and marker on paper, though he has experimented with acrylics and watercolors as his style continues to evolve. You can see an example of his creative process here.


aka J Positive

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Check out J Positive's Shop where he sells his unique artwork on prints, clothing, and accessories.

"Art is about life, growing up, and getting older. My art is very serious to me. I get my ideas from movies, rock and roll music, and family that I enjoy. I just want a normal real-life because love is real. My nickname is 'J Positive' because I am a positive person. It makes me feel very good when people like my art."

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Artwork by J Positive

Colorful People

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Love and True Love

About Love

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All My Friends I Really Love

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