Chris Jehly was born in 1982 and has been drawing for as long as he can remember. He grew up watching National Geographic specials on mangrove forests, reptiles, the deep sea and old MGM cartoons. Chris received his BA in printmaking at Sonoma State University in 2006. During this time he was also scrawling on walls with spray paint, playing on the freeway, and once ran from a helicopter. His work has been widely exhibited in California and he has executed dozens of large-scale public commissioned murals.