Jamie and Casey Davis, co-founders and owners of Portola Paints, were born and raised in Los Angeles to a family of artists. Mentored by their father, a high-end custom home builder, Jamie and Casey inherited a deeply rooted love for design and color, and found their passion for the arts at an early age when they began exploring photography, painting, and architecture.
Using his dad's hand me down Nikon 35 mm camera, Jamie developed and honed his skill set in photography, while Casey became enamored with mixing natural pigments and investigating the alchemy of color. Drawing inspiration from their artistic pursuits, their extensive travels, and the vibrant Southern California landscape they call home, their work quickly grew beyond the lens and the canvas to create the flourishing palette of hues, textures, and finishes that would form the Portola brand.
With a combined 25 years of experience, Jamie and Casey's devotion to the brand and their customers is palpable. Because every paint color provides an opportunity to tell a story and transform a space, the brothers take both time and pride in delivering personalized service and creating customized palettes that reflect a client's unique personality. Their extensive variety of paints and specialty finishes are all made locally and in small batches at their L.A. headquarters. Using their knowledge of pigment and saturation, and an ability to match all of their paints by eye, they design full spectrum colors that reflect a broader range of light and coordinate in subtle, yet powerful ways, to any environment. Honoring time-old traditions, they blend every color by hand to ensure color depth and accuracy, and embrace ancient techniques with their exclusive Lime Wash coating and other specialty products reminiscent of the past. Engineered for environmental safety and the modern world, their paint formulations are low odor and contain no VOCs.
Nestled in the heart of North Hollywood since its establishment in 1998, Portola is dedicated to handcrafting truly superior products. Jamie and Casey can be found each day at Portola's main showroom, creating inspired colors and bringing a more personal side to paint.