Jeff Ferst
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Artist Statement & Biography
I am a colourist who tells stories with my art. Each canvas or mosaic I create starts at the beginning and as the conversation between me and the canvas unfolds so does the image. My muse is the Sonoran desert I call home but my stories can also be about the places I travel to, my family, or interactions with other people. Or they can be about emotional connections to an experience or action.

My work has been called flamboyant, juicy and full of life. Each creation is unique and full of colour, whimsical and full of joy. Exploring other peoples stories also intrigues me and I love to create something based on a favorite photo or experience of a customer.
I was born in NYC and spent my...
Artist StatementI am a colourist who tells stories with my art. Each canvas or mosaic I create starts at the beginning and as the conversation between me and the canvas unfolds so does the image. My muse is the Sonoran desert I call home but my stories can also be about the places I travel to, my family, or interactions with other people. Or they can be about emotional connections to an experience or action.

My work has been called flamboyant, juicy and full of life. Each creation is unique and full of colour, whimsical and full of joy. Exploring other peoples stories also intrigues me and I love to create something based on a favorite photo or experience of a customer.
Artist BiographyI was born in NYC and spent my childhood exploring museums, art fairs and galleries. I loved to draw and paint. So it was natural for me to want to be an artist and go to NYU where I received a BA in fine arts. During my university years I also landed my first gallery in NY on 8th street.

After NYU, I emigrated to Canada and started a career in the arts - painting. Over the years I have been represented in the US and Canada, had many solo and group exhibitions, and participated in the US State Department's Art in Embassies program.

These days you can find me in my studio in Tucson AZ creating my colourful art - painting and creating fine art mosaics.
Education
New York University|Graduated
What I Love Doing
I love gardening, travel, cooking, my grandson and friends & family.
What I Find Beautiful
A sunset, the desert, the land, people, life.
My Favorite Memory
The day I discovered art and started my first drawing.
My Favorite Art Style
abstraction
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