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I began drawing and painting at a very young age and knew early on that I would choose art for my life. I achieved success early on in high school and college in the arts, but after college, I felt compelled to a career in ministry and have spent many fulfilling years helping others find their purpose in life. Through the years, I continued to paint mostly for enjoyment and as an outlet, but in 2007, I realized that an important part of my own life-purpose was creating and painting. The internet, which of course was not available 25 years ago, is such a useful tool for artist, opening doors and providing exposure that would otherwise not be possible. With this new opportunity, I have been pursuing painting and marketing my art whole heartily, usually painting on a daily basis. I live in Tucson, love to jeep, love to paint and study art, and my paintings are often inspired from some remote mountain location in the high desert.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Art from the Past

This is a gouache painting that I did during college while studying art in Kansas City.  It was returned to me this week by my mom - she bought it as a part of an auction after a show.  She and her husband are now traveling full-time in their RV and I was really happy about getting it back.  One of my first shows, one of my first awards... Where does the time go? 

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Home From Jackson - Great Workshop with Jim Wilcox

Wow!  What a week!  I spent the past week in Jackson, Wyoming, at a workshop with Jim Wilcox.  Had a great time, loved watching him paint every day, worked really hard at getting a few "bugs" out of my painting (not real ones like when painting en plein air - this was a studio painting workshop), and now I am processing all the great instruction.  I know it stretches me, humbles me to no end, and I believe it will bring me a step farther along in this art journey.  Here are four 12X16" paintings that I worked on there.  I will modify and amend a few things still... Thank you, Jim, for sharing your skill and patiently helping me along my way.  I will be back for sure! - Jeff

Monday, November 1, 2010

Day One of the Jim Wilcox Workshop - Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Great day today - Started off with a demonstration from Jim.  I feel a bit like a sponge, trying to soak up all the wonder and talent, watching the magic from each stroke of the brush.  I realize I am in the presence of a master, and yet such a humble man who would take the time to encourage and guide me.  After the morning watching Jim, it was my turn.  I toyed with the idea of painting the desert - it is so familliar to me, but I decided to s-t-r-e-a-c-h.  I had to paint the Tetons.  So paint I did... The results, well, let's give it a few more days before the reveal.  Here are a few pictures from Jackson today.   I am having a blast, -Jeff