Biography

My name is Jeffrey Hayes, and I’m proud to present you with still life paintings created in the classical tradition. These works are crafted to the highest standard, using time-tested methods and the best materials.

I came to painting later than most.

A lengthy education in music led to a more practical career as a computer programmer. For my 30th birthday, I satisfied my curiosity by purchasing an oil painting kit.

I immediately knew I would paint for the rest of my life.  Eventually, I was fortunate enough to make it my career.

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Biography

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My name is Jeffrey Hayes, and I’m proud to present you with still life paintings created in the classical tradition. These works are crafted to the highest standard, using time-tested methods and the best materials.

I came to painting later than most.

A lengthy education in music led to a more practical career as a computer programmer. For my 30th birthday, I satisfied my curiosity by purchasing an oil painting kit.

I immediately knew I would paint for the rest of my life.  Eventually, I was fortunate enough to make it my career.

Artist’s Statement

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Still life is a quiet art form – it’s right there in the name itself.

A good still life painting draws the viewer into a calm, centered place, allowing silence to arise while the outside world falls away for a little while.

If it makes me feel like time has stopped while I’m looking at it, I know it’s a good still life.

If one of my own paintings gives the viewer that experience, then it has succeeded.

Artist's Statement

101434-framed

Still life is a quiet art form – it’s right there in the name itself.

A good still life painting draws the viewer into a calm, centered place, allowing silence to arise while the outside world falls away for a little while.

If it makes me feel like time has stopped while I’m looking at it, I know it’s a good still life.

If one of my own paintings gives the viewer that experience, then it has succeeded.

I finish between 1 and 4 paintings every month, and show them to my subscribers first.  

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