July 16th, 2009

andrew potter

Jeff Spicer: A Realistic Master

Jeff Spicer was born in Detroit, Michigan, and has made his home in Western Kentucky since 1971. He has pursued artistic interests from earliest childhood. After completing training in medical illustration at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, he studied theology at Logos Bible College earning an Associates Degree.

Walnut, Pastel, 20 x 15

Walnut has its origin in a photo shoot I did of a couple, I was looking for poses that were not only interesting to the eye but that suggested intimacy as well as the trust that exist between two people. Of the many photos I took that day it was this pose that struck me; not only did it have the visual elements I was searching for but the emotional as well, physically the entwined couple reminded me of the two halves of meat found in an opened walnut shell. All worthwhile relationships involve stretching, opening up, bending, giving and receiving, an interlocking of minds, bodies, and souls until the two become the interlocked halves of a new whole.

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Spicer graduated Sigma Cum Laud from Murray State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in education and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and sculpture. In addition to this training he has studied with and taught numerous artists in both figurative art and portraiture. An award-winning artist, Spicer’s paintings are included in both private and corporate collections nationally and internationally.

After spending several years as a freelance artist and illustrator he established Wolf Studios, his professional fine art portraiture studio in 1992, where he has enjoyed great success as a commissioned portrait painter. Trained in the traditions of the realistic masters, Spicer is adept at rendering accurate, soulful images. With a childlike wonder and a personal philosophy founded in a theological and Native American background, Spicer is not content until every until every image reaches its artistic apex.


More Artists at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Ramblings/Art

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