“I want my paintings to be spontaneous. Light and color are constantly changing, so I work quickly to capture the moment. However, even the most famous Plein Air painters - Monet and Van Gogh painted in their studio as well. It was their interpretation that set them apart. This is what I strive for.”
A master of shadow and light, anyone looking at a painting by Jeff will get not only a sense of place, but of time. Time of year as well as the hour of the day.
A native of Southern California, Jeff was born with a passion for art, constantly drawing as a child, winning high school art shows, which led him to focus on drawing, painting and art history at El Camino College. Early in his career, Jeff began working for commercial studios specializing in the creation of paintings and murals for commercial spaces and later backdrops for photography and film. A good experience, which allowed him to learn how to paint on a large scale in a wide variety of subjects and styles. In 1994, he visited the Monterey Peninsula and lured by its natural beauty, decided to stay and devote his career to painting full time. He is a member of a group of plein air painters called “the Informalists” along with wife, Cyndra Bradford who owns Gallerie Plein Air in Carmel.