Philadelphia College of Art 1974-76, Syracuse University College of Visual & Performing Arts 1976-79, Bachelor of Industrial Design 1979.
My art is about observation and interpretation of the built environment. I focus on decaying, peeling, structures, and infrastructure around us. My eye is drawn to combinations of pattern, texture, color, and lighting that I find worth capturing and replicating. I’ve collected these types of images for decades and bring them to life in three-dimensional reliefs, oil and acrylic paintings. My purpose is to draw viewer’s eyes to the visual appeal I find in these images that they might miss when in sight but can discover in the context of art.
Member: Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution (VACI) and Copley Society of Art.
My portfolio is available at: https://jeffdrake-studio.myportfolio.com/