June 2012 Art Walk: Jef Taylor at Hemming Plaza Jewelers
Stop by Hemming Plaza Jewelers on June 6, 2012 for the Downtown Jacksonville Art Walk and check out the paintings on display by Jef Taylor. To see a preview of his work, be sure to check out his website at www.jeftaylor.com.
About the artist:
While Jef has spent most of his life studying the arts, his intensive study spanned from 1994 to 2001 at the University of North Florida where he studied under Paul Ladnier, Larry Davis, and Ed Hall and finished with a degree in mathematics and studio painting. Jef then moved to Nantes, France where he spent another year studying at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts under Bernard Plantiff.
While in France Jef held two well received solo shows from which ten pieces of the Horizon series hang in a children’s hospital/school for the mentally impaired and several others hang in private collections throughout Europe. During his stay in France Jef also took part in a juried show where ninety-two artists from around the world submitted work on the theme Blue. “Horizon Bleu” which won first place was purchased and now hangs in a private collection. Since returning to the states in 2003 Jef has participated in several juried, solo and group shows and has received a purchase award from Florida State College of Jacksonville.