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Alan Taylor Jeffries

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20120131015157-manifest_presence
Manifest Presence, 2009 Acrylic & Oil 36x36x0.75 In. © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20120628172720-where_you_used_to_be
Where You Used to Be, 2012 Oil on Gallery Canvas 36x36 In. © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20121219200852-if_you_need_me_to_say_it_then_yes
If You Need Me to Say It Then Yes, 2012 Oil on Gallery Canvas 36 X 48 X 1.5 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130210132815-lately_in_the_east
Lately in the East, 2012 Oil & Oilstick on Posterboard 28 X 22 X 0 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130217191720-the_temptation_of_st
The Temptation of St. Valentine, 2013 Oil & Acrylic on Traditional Canvas 40 X 30 X 0.75 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130218162407-the_last_time_again
The Last Time Again, 2013 Oil & Acrylic on Gallery-wrapped Canvas 48 X 36 X 1.5 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130222222606-side_effect
Side Effect, 2013 Oil & Spray Paint on Traditional Canvas 40 X 30 X 0.75 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130223150349-something_for_the_weekend
Something for the Weekend, 2013 Oil & Acrylic on Traditional Canvas 40 X 30 X 0.75 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130224181222-game_of_chance
Game of Chance, 2010 Acrylic on Traditional Canvas 40 X 30 X 0.75 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130224183153-unstable_elements
Unstable Elements, 2010 Oil & Oil Stick on Gallery Canvas 48 X 36 X 1.5 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130225214754-vanity
Vanity, 2013 Oil & Oil-based Paint Marker on Traditional Canvas 40 X 30 X 0.75 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130227215541-prisoner_of_options
Prisoner of Options, 2010 Acrylic & Oil Stick on Posterboard 28 X 22 X 0 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130227215959-moving_still
Moving Still, 2011 Mixed Media on Posterboard 22 X 28 X 0 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130227220227-wish_you_were_here
Wish You Were Here, 2010 Mixed Media on Canson Watercolor Paper 18 X 24 X 0 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130303043411-eisegesis
Eisegesis, 2013 Oil Stick on Posterboard 28 X 22 X 0 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130304214949-saturn_dreaming_of_mercury
Saturn Dreaming of Mercury, 2013 Mixed Media on Gallery Canvas 36 X 48 X 1.5 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130306223639-nostalgia
Nostalgia, 2009 Oil & Acrylic on Traditional Canvas 30 X 40 X 0.75 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130306223839-parable
Parable, 2013 Oil, Oil Stick, Oil Pastel on Posterboard 28 X 22 X 0 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130308143537-two_to_tango
Two to Tango, 2013 Oil & Acrylic on Traditional Canvas 30 X 40 X 0.75 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130308153053-a_decent_hour
A Decent Hour, 2009 Oil on Traditional Canvas 30 X 40 X 0.75 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130308203202-mr
Mr. Funhouse, 2009 Oil on Traditional Canvas 30 X 24 X 0.75 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130312221033-the_meaning_of_meaning
The Meaning of Meaning, 2011 Oil, Oil Pastel, Pencil on Posterboard 28 X 22 X 0 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130313185831-happy_ending
Happy Ending, 2010 Oil Stick & Acrylic on Posterboard 22 X 28 X 0 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130317185240-a_brief_history_of_the_romantic_movement
A Brief History of the Romantic Movement, 2013 Oil on Gallery Canvas 36 X 48 X 1.5 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130318170350-known_boundaries
Known Boundaries, 2013 Oil, Oil Stick, Oil Pastel on Posterboard 28 X 22 X 0 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130322164042-until_then
Until Then, 2013 Oil & Charcoal on Canson Watercolor Paper 24 X 18 X 0 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130323191143-fallen
Fallen, 2010 Oil & Linseed Oil on Traditional Canvas 48 X 36 X 0.75 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130324174741-against_the_day
Against the Day, 2013 Oil on Unstretched Canvas (removed From Wood Frame) 40 X 30 X 0 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130325173602-departure___echo
Departure & Echo, 2013 Oil & Oil Stick on Gallery Canvas 36 X 36 X 1.5 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130327134707-relativity_of_theory
Relativity of Theory, 2013 Oil & Acrylic on Traditional Canvas 30 X 40 X 0.75 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130328134003-this_way_is_that_way
This Way is That Way, 2011 Oil & Acrylic on Traditional Canvas 30 X 40 X 0.75 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130330143535-crucible
Crucible, 2013 Oil on Canson Watercolor Paper 24 X 18 X 0 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130330152620-joker
Joker, 11/11/11 Oil, Oil Stick, Spray Paint on Gallery Canvas 36 X 36 X 1.5 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130330213943-natural_history
Natural History, 2009 Oil on Traditional Canvas 36x36 In. © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130401212523-not_yet___then_some
Not Yet & Then Some, 2013 Oil, Oil Stick, Oil Pastel on Gallery Canvas 36 X 36 X 1.5 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130408031825-everything_changes_everything
Everything Changes Everything, 2013 Oil & Oil Stick on Gallery Canvas 36 X 48 X 1.5 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130413203416-limits_of_chance
Limits of Chance, 2013 Oil on Gallery Canvas 36 X 36 X 1.5 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130417203010-interference
Interference, 2010 Acrylic & Oil Stick on Posterboard 28 X 22 X 0 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130422003619-ecce_homo
Ecce Homo, 2013 Oil, Charcoal, Pencil on Archival Paper 25.5 X 19.5 X 0 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130424235118-link
Link, 2013 Oil & Charcoal on Watercolor Paper 24 X 18 X 0 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130426191110-rite_of_passage
Rite of Passage, 2010 Oil, Acrylic, Linseed Oil on Traditional Canvas 40 X 30 X 1.5 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130428192700-thinking_of_you_not_thinking_of_me
Thinking of You Not Thinking of Me, 2013 Oil & Oil Stick on Gallery Canvas 48 X 36 X 1.5 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130429213027-the_virtue_of_problems
The Virtue of Problems, 2013 Oil & Oil Stick on Gallery Canvas 36 X 48 X 1.5 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130501210526-spare_parts
Spare Parts, 2013 Oil, Oil Stick, Spray Paint on Traditional Canvas 30 X 40 X 0.75 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130506222728-lust
Lust, 2013 Oil & Oil Stick on Gallery Canvas 36 X 36 X 1.5 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130508135240-sudden_indulgence
Sudden Indulgence, 2013 Oil on Canson Paper 18 X 24 X 0 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130510194003-balance
Balance, 2013 Oil on Gallery Canvas 36x36 In. © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130514201726-dominion
Dominion, 2013 Oil on Gallery Canvas 36 X 48 X 1.5 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130519211528-primavera
Primavera, 2013 Oil & Oil Stick on Gallery Canvas 36 X 36 X 1.5 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130520041414-trajectory
Trajectory, 2013 Oil & Charcoal on Canson Watercolor Paper 24 X 18 X 0 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130529141134-plastic_soul
Plastic Soul, 2013 Oil on Gallery Canvas 36 X 48 X 1.5 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130603171527-evitablity
Evitability, 2013 Oil on Gallery Canvas 36 X 48 X 1.5 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130609201357-contradiction
Contradiction, 2013 Oil on Gallery Canvas 36 X 36 X 1.5 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130611025029-alexithymia
Alexithymia, 2013 Oil on Gallery 36 X 48 X 1.5 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130617143619-match_point
Match Point, 2013 Oil & Oil Stick on Gallery Canvas 36 X 36 X 1.5 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130621171843-innocence
Innocence, 2013 Oil & Oil Stick on Gallery Canvas 36 X 36 X 1.5 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130626224405-statement_of_faith
Statement of Faith, 2013 Oil on Gallery Canvas 48 X 36 X 1.5 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130630212009-sometimes_i_think_i_am
Sometimes I Think I Am, 2013 Oil on Traditional Canvas 48 X 36 X 0.75 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130709210438-the_difference_between_us
The Difference Between Us, 2013 Oil on Watercolor Paper 18 X 24 X 0 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130713225603-crusade
Crusade, 2013 Oil on Gallery Canvas 36 X 36 X 1.5 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130714205425-suspension
Suspension, 2013 Oil & Charcoal on Watercolor Paper 18 X 24 X 0 Inches © Alan Taylor Jeffries
20130519021338-pic1
Quick Facts
Birth year
1958
Lives in
Bergholz OH
Works in
Bergholz OH
Tags
contemporary, acrylic modern, text, oil, neo-expressionism, postmodern, primitive, outsider, abstract, figurative, mixed-media, modern, graffiti/street-art
Statement

Although I have had a lifelong interest in art, I only started to paint in 2008. I am self-taught. My work is influenced by traditional Abstract Expressionism and Neo-expressionism. I work primarily in oils but frequently in other media. I agree with the critic who once said that a painting does not have to be "about" anything other than the process of its own creation. I am also inspired by a quote from Jean-Michel Basquiat: “I start a picture and I finish it. I don’t think about art while I work. I try to think about life.” I never begin with a plan or image in mind. I simply start applying paint to a canvas until something interesting happens. Then that “something” suggests the next thing, and the next, and so on. At some point I may start making marks on it. If I add text, it may just be a word or phrase I hear from music or TV or just something that pops into my head. I never know what the finished product will be until it is finished. 

 

Current show:

Oct. 11 2013--The George Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina, USA, group exhibition

 

Past shows:

May 1-July 2 2013--"Dali Through the Window" group exhibition, Gallery J2, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA  
 
Sept. 2009—"Emerging Artists" group exhibition, Artworks Around Town, Wheeling, West Virginia, USA
 
Jan. 12-Feb. 25 2012—"Collective Conscious: Unified Planes" group exhibition, Gate Gallery, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, England