Who is Jeff?
Jeff considers himself to be an illustrator, graphic designer, and mild-mannered maker of marks. "I've always had a passion for drawing—as a child, comic books proved to be an excellent source of inspiration and imagination." Later, earning a BFA in Illustration from the California College of the Arts (CCA) Jeff was introduced to the works of Kathe Kollwitz, Egon Schiele, Aubrey Beardsley, Albrecht Durer, Sue Coe, Marshall Arisman, Barron Storey, Alphonse Mucha, Francisco Goya, Edgar Degas, Jan Saudek, Katsushika Hokusai, Pablo Neruda, Charles Bukowski, and Sylvia Plath. "So many different artists with as many different modes of expression, all of whose work influenced me deeply." Jeff also explored other mediums, such as sculpture, printmaking, photography, assemblage, and poetry. After college, he studied graphic design at first, to only learn the applications InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop-The Holy Trinity, but, the more he learned, the more he was drawn into the world Graphic Arts.
About Jeff's Work
Jeff's work is influenced by his love for comic books, horror movies, and erotic art. He primarily works in oil, or acrylic paints, however, and has an affinity for mixed media often adding pen and ink, watercolor, pencil, charcoal, gesso, and a simple white-out pen to the mix. As an illustrator, his work strives to find the core, the essence, of an idea, and wrap design around it to tell a story.