Jeff received his BFA in Fine Arts from the College of Associated Arts in St. Paul (now called College of Visual Arts ). From 1993 to 1998 he concentrated most of his work in painting with some sculpture and furniture making on the side. But in the summer of 1998, on a fishing trip to Manitoba, Canada, he discovered his true talent, nature photography. Exploring the outdoors and capturing the beauty of nature on film is now his absolute passion. He tries to maintain what constantly escapes us in a timeless moment. Searching for those indisputable moments when Nature speaks to us of change, natural rhythms, opposites, and secrets. Always exploring his impressions of the world and seeking out the fragile and delicate harmonies that surround him. To achieve this is not easy. Immersing himself in the unique elements of nature takes a lot of time and effort. Much of which, is spent traveling to regional State Parks and Nature Reserves in and around the Minnesota area. Currently he is expanding to new horizons across North America. From the Great Lakes and beyond, elusive and fleeting, glorious and spectacular, nature astounds us all in many different ways. So with his trusty camera and tripod he treks on in high hopes to inspire us all. He has a collection of over 70 images in the Mayo Clinic of Rochester, Minnesota. He has been published in Nature Photographer Magazine and in the St. Paul Pioneer Press for promotions of the St. Paul Art Crawl, which is a biannual event that is every Spring and Fall. He has participated in the Art Crawls since 1994, where he opens his home to the public and you can see his newest work and ask him questions.
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