I am a colourist. I have a keen interest in the Sonoran desert and in nature in general. I draw inspiration from the colours of the sunrise and sunset, from the desert flora and fauna and from the amazing light that illuminates this part of the world. Alas, the desert and nature in general is my muse.

My work takes the form of abstract landscapes which are rich in texture and have a depth of colour. My abstractions are de-constructed landscapes reflecting the same elements and emotions but the imagery is broken down to a level of colour and form.

My abstraction working process is a direct one, usually with no preliminary drawing. A canvas will develop as a spontaneous, free-flowing conversation between me and the painting, with the completed work the result of a very organic process. My landscapes usually begin with a photo or live image from which I develop a rough preliminary drawing. Each layer of paint from brush to knife creates texture and variations of color in sky and cloud formations.

A canvas may reflect both my memories of locations I have visited and recorded and my emotions on the day that it is painted. There is a strong subconscious element to this work, with an image taking on a life of its own. These paintings convey personal and emotional experiences of life here in the desert. The landscape work is more recognizable to audiences while my abstractions provide a story of life here in the desert that each viewer can decipher for themselves.

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  1. I absolutely love your work. Desert Jambolia colors are incredible. We are in the midst of a reno which is costing a fortune but I would love to incorporate one of your pieces into my new “HAPPY” house. I absolutely love birds (bluebirds, finches, blue herons) play a big part in my joy of living. I almost died in December and realize how precious life really is for us on earth. Your work sings to me and brings me such smiles and joy. Do you have any bird paintings that you have done? My life with my wonderful husband is filled with 38 years of collecting different art from our trips but I will not be traveling unless to Florida by car because of my health situation. Please let me know.

    1. Hello Heidi

      Thank you for your note. I am so glad that you connect with my work. I am sorry for your health situation but can relate having lived through an episode of cardiac arrest myself some time ago. I do not specifically paint birds but have incorporated them in many of my abstract works. You mention Desert Jambalaya and I would ask you to also look at Botanica. Having said that I could also consider something just for you in my style. If you can give me an idea of your budget and size of work we can look at something suitable for your “HAPPY” home. I work on paper and canvas so can work with you on this.

      All the best

      Jeff

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