Whether it be a painted canvas, the theatre or a concert hall, I believe that art is the truest form of self expression and the window to the soul.
Fort Myers, Florida
The youngest of three children to Austrian-Swiss immigrant parents, and the first in his family born in the United States. His Father taught him that nothing was free in this life, but with hard work, and determination the American Dream is attainable. Soon after completing high school, he enrolled into the prestigious Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida to which, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art and Illustration. Still yearning for more knowledge, he enrolled in Tampa Technical College earning an associate degree in Graphic Design, followed by Manatee Community College’s associates in Graphic Design, Marketing and Business.
After several years as an Advertising Art Director for Gulfshore Life magazine, Jeff set out on his own as a freelance graphic designer providing services such as advertising layout, logo design and publication layout for many clients in the southwest Florida area. In 2010, Jeff wrote and illustrated his own children's book, A Rainy Day Tale, which was inspired by his son Cory.
Various galleries throughout SW Florida have recently showcased Jeff’s work, to include “Paradise Cove” being featured on the July, 2019 cover of Happenings Magazine. Jeff is an Associate Artist at Harbour View Gallery in Cape Coral, Florida, resident artist for Beach Floor & Décor Design Center on Sanibel Island, Florida, and, contributing artist with The Artful Giraffe Gallery & Gift in Sarasota, Florida.
When asked about his work, he says “I've spent my spare time painting, illustrating and always working to perfect my skills as a fine artist; art is my true passion. My artistic style is the result of combining my love to illustrate, paint and utilize color with the skills fostered in school but mastered with experience. My work reflects my own whimsical style and interpretation of the world around us. To me, art should not be exactly the same as reality; art should be fun, imaginative and thought provoking- like that of a dream. My Art is ArtisticDreamz”
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