Biography

My name is Jeffrey Hayes, and I’m proud to present you with vibrant, glowing still life paintings created in the classical tradition. My works are painstakingly crafted to the highest standard, using time-tested methods and the finest materials available.

The path to finding my calling as an artist was indirect. A lengthy education in music led to a more practical career as a computer programmer. For my 30th birthday, I indulged a lifelong curiosity about art by purchasing a simple oil painting kit. This led to years of intensive learning and practice, culminated with the decision to leave my technology career and devote the rest of my life to painting.

I take great pride in offering my collectors paintings that are filled with warmth, light, and simple beauty.

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Biography

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My name is Jeffrey Hayes, and I’m proud to present you with vibrant, glowing still life paintings created in the classical tradition.

My works are painstakingly crafted to the highest standard, using time-tested methods and the finest materials available.

The path to finding my calling as an artist was indirect. A lengthy education in music led to a more practical career as a computer programmer.

For my 30th birthday, I indulged a lifelong curiosity about art by purchasing a simple oil painting kit.

This led to years of intensive learning and practice, culminated with the decision to leave my technology career and devote the rest of my life to painting.

I take great pride in offering my collectors paintings that are filled with warmth, light, and simple beauty.

Artist’s Statement

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Painting still life is at heart an alchemy of sorts.

It allows us to transmute the humble materials of oil, pigment, and canvas into a grand illusion of shimmering light, profound stillness, and gracious refinement.

It is a powerful affirmation – it tells us that beyond the chaos and strife of everyday living, there is beauty, grace, and elegance if we know how to seek it.

This ancient and noble craft reveals to us a clear vision of what is good in the world, and the better selves we all aspire to.

Still life is an extended meditation on these themes… for artist and viewer alike.

I strive to practice this art with the ideal of inspiring those who encounter my work to see something of that beauty, grace, and elegance within themselves.

Artist's Statement

101335

Painting still life is at heart an alchemy of sorts.

It allows us to transmute the humble materials of oil, pigment, and canvas into a grand illusion of shimmering light, profound stillness, and gracious refinement.

It is a powerful affirmation – it tells us that beyond the chaos and strife of everyday living, there is beauty, grace, and elegance if we know how to seek it.

This ancient and noble craft reveals to us a clear vision of what is good in the world, and the better selves we all aspire to.

Still life is an extended meditation on these themes… for artist and viewer alike.

I strive to practice this art with the ideal of inspiring those who encounter my work to see something of that beauty, grace, and elegance within themselves.

An Artistic Journey

Every month I complete between 1 and 4 paintings.  I show these to my subscribers first, and also share an ongoing narrative about art.  Would you like to see this new work before anybody else? 

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