"The Off-Center Paintings of Jay Bender are each carefully titled to allow the viewer to consider the message of the work. The message of the painting is considerably important to me" -Jay Bender

Jay is a Columbia attorney and University of South Carolina Law School and Journalism professor. He is also a contemporary artist. He uses a variety of materials to create his paintings and uses a creative element also. Jay's painting style reflects his personality. He is daring, bold and sometimes irreverent. He combines his words and images into powerful artworks.