Jeff Yeomans, Workshop Instructor

Malibu Shadows

 

Jeff Yeomans, Painter and Instructor

Since 2003, Jeff Yeomans has focused on honing his skills as a painter. His work documents West Coast beach culture, the expansive beauty of California, and the connected urban landscape that ultimately impacts it. His education as an illustrator and graphic designer led to a career working in television and print as an award-winning San Diego broadcast designer and art director.

“They say ‘write about what you know’, so I paint what I know. Growing up in Southern California as a surfer, I explored California and Baja extensively. It’s changed over time so now, I feel a responsibility to document California as it is today. Many of the places I remember growing up are gone, so I paint to document who we are and how we live, to celebrate the diversity of our region.”

Yeomans has received numerous awards including “Best Urban Landscape” at the California Art Club’s 97th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition. His study of a Southern California icon, the kitchen of an In & Out Burger restaurant, was singled out as an example of fine art reflecting contemporary culture. He has had exhibitions at the San Diego Art Institute, and the Oceanside Museum of Art. Seven of his paintings are included in “Land of Sunlight” a book of landscape paintings of the San Diego region.

A member of the California Art Club and a Signature member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, he is represented by Studio 7 Gallery in Laguna Beach, John Baker Frames in San Diego, and Marcia Burtt Gallery, Santa Barbara.

Awards/Recognition

Yeomans has received numerous awards including “Best Urban Landscape” at the California Art Club’s 97th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition. His study of a Southern California icon, the interior of an In & Out Burger restaurant, was singled out as an example of fine art reflecting contemporary culture.

He is also proud of a commission installed at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, in support of the “Wounded Warriors” project, a state-of-the-art physical rehab center for returning servicemen. International Artist Magazine featured his work in a 10-page article in August 08. Seven of his paintings are included in “Land of Sunlight” a book of landscape paintings of the San Diego region.

Jeff has exhibited at the Florence Biennial 2005, Laguna Invitational (2008-2012), La Jolla Art Festival, La Quinta Art Festival, Beverly Hills Art Show, Oceanside Museum of Art, Pasadena Museum of California Art and the San Diego Art Institute.

He is an Artist Member of the California Art Club, a Signature Member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association and is represented by Studio 7 Gallery in Laguna Beach, and Marcia Burtt Gallery, Santa Barbara.