Throughout my life I have always been involved in a wide spectrum of the creative arts. These include painting and drawing - the creation of pewter and stained glass wall plaques and jewellery, and the writing and performance of music and poetry. Then later, having gained a degree in psychology and sociology, together with further counselling qualifications, I worked within counselling and therapeutic settings. Part of this involved working with clients using art therapy. My interest in sculpture as a creative outlet then developed though my desire to portray aspects of the human experience in a three dimensional form.
The study of the person from within - how we are motivated and interact - to how we can be represented artistically, completes a circle that I am passionate about, and find forever absorbing and fascinating.
My influences are unashamedly classical, and I have drawn great inspiration from some of the great sculptors of the past, such as Michelangelo and Bernini - even into the modern period with Rodin. Although I portray contemporary women and prefer the everyday reality of the ordinary in my chosen poses, there is essentially no separation of today’s model from that of the Renaissance, Baroque and later periods, in that an unbroken line of humanity is captured in the uniqueness, energy and sensuality of the female form. With this in mind, my hope is that you will find my work both vibrant and appealing.
Jeff has been exhibiting regularly since 2003 at a range of venues around the country, from the Midlands down to the South coast and the West Country, including London.
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