Born into a farming family from Ohio, Jeff spent his early years with a pasture of sheep, acres of corn, and a red prairie barn as his playgrounds. As Jeff watched his grandfather shepherd a flock of sheep or harvest a field of corn, a love for nature grew. Art was always of interest to Jeff and the two seemed to go together well. A move to Colorado during his early teen years brought about a new love to build his growing interest in art painting The Rocky Mountains and the West. Excelling in art in school, his high school art teacher recognized that Jeff needed to go farther and encouraged him to take college courses while in high school at the Colorado Springs Art College where he explored various mediums and styles. After high school, Jeff received a scholarship to study art at a college in Kansas City, Kansas. There he furthered his skills leading to his first art award in an invitation-only gallery show alongside his art professor. After college, Jeff felt a call on his life to serving in ministry. He has spent many fulfilling years helping others discover their unique giftedness and purpose in life. Ministry has to take Jeff and his wife to Colorado, Nebraska, West Texas, and Arizona, where he currently resides. Throughout the years, Jeff focused his continuing education in ministerial studies earning his Doctoral degree, painting mostly for enjoyment, and as an outlet. In 2007, Jeff recognized that an important part of his own life-purpose was creating and painting. Jeff is a firm believer and has taught countless many that it is never too late to become the best that God intends you to be. He began actively pursuing painting with the inspiration and encouragement of instruction from some of his favorite artists. Today Jeff's medium of choice is oil in which he has dedicated himself to exploring the Arizona landscape and the West both en Plein air and in his studio. Jeff loves to teach, paint, and study art, wandering the wilderness with his wife Kathy looking for just the right light and the perfect composition. He finds most of his inspiration in remote mountain and desert locations. His mission as an artist has always been: "to paint in such a way as to reflect the invisible qualities of God, His divine nature and eternal power."