1. TommyMac
    February 6, 2010 @ 8:45 pm

    Truly a remarkable artist. RIP.



  2. aneeshsaravindan
    February 9, 2010 @ 12:59 pm

    it is nice.


  3. Hadany
    February 9, 2010 @ 2:27 pm


  4. Pat Burns
    February 9, 2010 @ 7:28 pm

    Hi Jeff! I've passed along the Sunshine Blogger award to you that I received from Lisa Riehl. I rarely take the time to do these things, but it has been quite a while since I told my fellow artists how much joy & inspiration they bring me. Congrats, you can visit my site to retrieve it!


  5. Diane Mannion
    February 10, 2010 @ 3:08 pm

    Hi Jeff,
    I'm sorry for your melanoma experience but happy you will be fine. If it makes you feel any better, I had a melanoma removed from my back almost 25 years ago and I'm still kicking (and painting)!
    Love your work!
    Warm regards,
    Diane Mannion


  6. Diane Mannion
    February 10, 2010 @ 3:11 pm

    Don't know if first comment went through, so here it is again. Had melanoma almost 25 years ago and I'm fine and I'm sure you will be too. Love your work.


  7. Jeff Hayes
    March 10, 2010 @ 1:04 pm

    Thank you Everybody!


  8. Luis Colan
    March 20, 2010 @ 2:37 pm

    Hello Jeff….I was a student of Stephen Brown at the Hartford Art School. He has always been on my mind, and from time to time I would keep checking his site and Forum Gallery for any news of him. It was in 2005 or early 2006 that I learned he suffered a stroke. He was unable to paint for a while but he never gave up. in 2007 he was back at the school teaching. I haven't heard anything since, that's until yesterday afternoon when I saw Forum posted a statement on their site about his death. I am very sad to find out about the news, since I admired him as a painter and as the loving and fun human being he was. Every one at the school loved him, he was a very lovable, kind, and very open minded character. I am very sad, and at the same time very happy to have met him and to have received his teaching. He was always pushing me, and I thank him for that. I will always remember him.
    Luis Colan


  9. SR
    June 22, 2011 @ 8:05 am

    Hi jeff,
    I was a student of stephen brown. Such kind words. He greatly affected my art and life. I wrote about it and put all the photos of his work that I had saved to my computer up on my blog.

    Please check it out and share the link!

    Steve Rand



  10. Jeff Hayes
    June 22, 2011 @ 4:33 pm

    Hi Steve, thanks for your comment and sending the link. I noticed there's going to be a retrospective show in Hartford next year. I'll try to stay on top of that and post about it beforehand (and maybe even drive down to see it!) – if you happen to send me a reminder note, that would be even better.

    Best wishes,


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