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Art in the Courthouse

The Courthouse has artwork on display from murals commissioned during the opening of the building to our current featured artist displays!

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Artwork Permanently on Display
Previously Featured Displays

Currently on Display

JP Diroll – Artist Biography

Once upon a time in the land of steel and bridges, there was an engineer.  Despite having earned a mechanical engineering degree in 2007 from Carnegie Mellon University, one of the premier engineering schools in the country, and landing a job at home in Pittsburgh, our engineer was unhappy.  As you've probably guessed, I was that unhappy engineer.  Luckily, the rest of our little tale is a happy one.

Hi, I'm JP Diroll, and all my life I've been a visual person, fascinated by wildlife photos specifically.  But I needed to make my own, so with the extra scratch I had in my pocket from that engineering gig, I bought my first digital camera, also in 2007.  It was a sweet little Nikon D50 with a whopping 6.1 megapixels.  I had NO clue how to use the thing, but to this day I believe buying that camera was the smartest dumb thing I ever did.

I was no longer taking photos.  I was creating images.  The creative process immediately began to consume me, confirming what I knew all along:  I was never an engineer.  I was an artist, and a good one.  So I took a leap of faith in 2013.  No more 9-5.  No more steady paycheck.  Just a camera, a vision, and the determination (and support - thank you Alyssa!) to pursue a dream.

Fast forward to today and the dream is a reality.  As a full time professional photographer, I'm happier than ever.  Here in the city I love, I get to share my journey and art, showing YOU the city you love too, but through my eyes.  And I guarantee you're going to LOVE what you see!

JP Diroll
PHONE: 412-377-1081