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Jeff White

About Jeff White

Jeff White is a fine artist from Portland, Oregon, specializing in oil and pastel paintings. Known for his dramatic and colorful skyscapes and depictions of the beautiful Northwest landscapes, his art is collected from around the world by many, including Clint and Dina Eastwood, Schnitzer Steel, and grammy-award winner Joanna Newsom.

When not painting, Jeff enjoys cooking, fishing, traveling and spending time with his wife and five children.


Artist Statement:

My paintings reflect some of my most memorable and  moving experiences with nature. I attempt to capture and convey a resonance of the external and internal forces one often experiences while viewing a dramatic sky against a  beautiful landscape or a storm moving through a valley. My work represents a spiritual journey and the balance found in the harmonies I see between the environment and man as a voyager passing through time. Using oil and pastels, I focus on capturing the colors, shapes and moods of the land and the sky. I use thin glazes and layers of transparent pigments to emulate the atmospheric conditions that exist in the natural world. Much of my inspiration comes from the Columbia Gorge and the Northwest coastal regions, mountains and rivers.