Jeff Newman is an award winning artist based in California, USA.
As a child, when not daydreaming out the window in school, Jeff drew and colored everything from airplanes to superheroes. Art was one of the only school subjects that caught his attention. On weekends, he’d sit for hours rifling through his grandmother Carolyne's library, mesmerized by her art books about Calder, Monet, Picasso, Giacometti, Michelangelo, Pollock, Magritte, Matisse, Miro, and Dali.
Soon college, work, and a family replaced daydreaming and Carolyn's books. However, since retiring, Jeff has finally focused seriously on his art while living in NYC and now in California. Jeff exchanged the building blocks and crayons of his formative years for linen and oils. Now, staring out of windows is mandatory. And daydreams are realized on canvas.
His work has been shown in NYC galleries and pop-up art shows. His artistic philosophy combines intellectual analysis with emotional interpretation by applying technical skill sets acquired through practice and study.
Jeff Newman’s art education began at a very young age under the eye of his grandmother who was a painter and interior decorator. He has studied drawing and painting under Iliya Mirochnik, Slava Korolenkov, and at the Bridgeview School of Fine Arts in Queens, NY. His primary inspirations date back to childhood from his grandmother’s art library, filled with academic art, impressionism, post impressionism, expressionism, cubism, and abstract.
My dreams are a mystery to me, mysteriously reflecting life and emotions that often leave me wondering why I dreamt them. These paintings interpret the images and thoughts that occur when I awaken. I use various styles of painting that I’ve studied such as cubism, impressionism, surrealism, abstractionism, and expressionism — combined with atypical pigments and color theories. It’s very important to me that my paintings have a signature look that’s uniquely my own.
Visit Jeff at the below links to learn more about him, his art and to buy an artwork from him.
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Fusion Art, LLC
Santa Fe, NM