Jeff’s either a tortured soul or a free spirit, depending on your perspective. Professionally, he manages one our keystone accounts, UPS, and no longer does pure creative. And it’s hard to step aside and let others pick up your beloved baton, but there it is. Hence, the tortured part. But personally? He is expressive everywhere else.
And that’s the point of this series… creative people don’t contain their energy. It will seep out into their lives as part of their personality and lifestyle.
We could host an entire blog about his pants. Or his cooking. Instead, we’ve opted to showcase his paintings. There will probably be a call-back about his cooking, because it is simply incredible.
Painting is a new, old thing, for Jeff. Something was trained early in but gave up in college. Somewhat recently, he picked it up again by joining a continuing ed class at SCAD. That was in 2013. When SCAD shut down the program, he started with private lessons that have continued. Since then he’s been exhibiting in the studio each year, producing several finished pieces. The painting is one of the ways he satisfies his creative itch.
Although many of us have bought his paintings, he has yet to hang one in the office. And what’s more, if you like what you see, Jeff sells them during his shows. But, he surely would share more if asked!
It’s a bit of a preview into retirement. With an insatiable wanderlust, it’s well-known that Jeff will spend his days traveling the world and exploring cuisine. But with the addition of painting, there is another layer of expression he’ll enjoy. Maybe settle down in Cape Cod and paint… landscapes? Lobsters? We’re not sure what they do on Cape Cod….