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Artist Jeff Fahey


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Biography


Jeff Fahey is a pastel artist and plein air painter who currently resides in Calabash, North Carolina. Originally from Long Island, NY, his work is influenced by the ocean and the Coastal marshes and bays of the East Coast. He is a member of the Pastel Society of America, the Pastel Society of North Carolina and the Piedmont Pastel Society. He attended The Art Students League studying under Jean Liberte, studied Advertising and Design at SUNY Farmingdale, completed 3 yrs. of study in Painting & Illustration at The School of Visual Arts in NYC and received his BS in Professional Studies in 1997.
 
Recently he studied pastels with Liz Haywood-Sullivan, Lyn Asselta, Elizabeth Mowry and Albert Handell. In September 2017 he held his 1st one-man show in Summerville, SC and currently exhibits his work throughout the Southeast.
 
Previously, Jeff had a successful career touring the US performing as a lead singer and guitarist for over 20 years. He returned to his commercial art career as a Graphic Designer and Art Director for corporations based in NY and CA. His most recent projects can be seen at waterwayart.org and connienumbers.com.
ARTIST STATEMENT“I’ve always found myself drawn to places that seem quite ordinary - places that people pass everyday, places with untold stories and places where I’m able to lose myself in the surrounding nature. I’ve found that many times, my most successful work happens when I forget who I am and what I am doing; I try to create a situation where I “fall” into my work, losing myself and allowing the work to flow through me."
 “Pastel is a perfect medium for my landscapes as it allows me to hold pigment in my hand and apply it in a loose, vibrant and expressive manner and capture the essence of my subject. In my work, I’m always [...]

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