When I was very young, I would go to my grandmothers and paint little watercolors with her as she painted. Even then, I remember learning the importance of seeing. This has continued through my life and has helped me learn and grow. It has filtered the way that I view my surroundings. I no longer ignore the beauty of the landscape. It isn't just dirt and trees and sky. It is a compound of colors and values and shapes. As I continue to paint, I realize that I am just beginning to scratch this surface. Jeff currently lives in Holladay, Utah with his wife Julia and two children Remlee and Benton. He will be showing new works July 30th @ Meyer Gallery in Park City and September 17th at the Evergreen Gallery in Salt Lake.