Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print

Jeff Oehmen, Atlanta
Member Since May 2008
Artist Statement BUY MY SKATEDECKS!!


Jeff was born in 1974 in the great white north of Wisconsin. He loved sports growing up. That was pretty much it. No books, no studying, no care in the
world for academics, especially drawing. He never drew, doodled, nothing.
He threw, caught, hit, ran, jumped and kicked. To sum it up he hated school
and didn’t have a creative bone in his body...... so he thought.

After graduating high school in 1992 Jeff went to college. why? Cause he knew if he didn’t life would suck. He went on to study Journalism. Journalism? Yep,
Journalism. Why? Well, he was terrible at English in High School so he pursued
it in college to get better at writing and grammer, etc.. What next? He knew that computers were up and coming and that the new age of computers would soon
be at hand. Jeff moved to Madison where he got into Graphic Design at Madison
Area Technical College. Why Graphic Design? Well, he knew he didn’t have a
creative bone in his body so he wanted to get one the same way he got better at
writing and grammer. Jeff climbed to the top of his class and earned an Associates
Degree in Graphic Design. So, now its time to start life and work. Not quite.

Jeff had admired art but knew he didn’t have the talent for it. Because art is all
talent and requires no work at all right? Um, no. He knew his journey was not
complete. He wanted to prove that drawing can be learned. So he did. Jeff went
back to school at Madison and took drawing and painting classes. After hard
work and determination he applied to the Ringling School of Art and Design
in Sarasota, Florida. He worked hard and drew everyday and graduated with
honors from Ringling in 2002. Whew!

So, after 8 years of college and three degrees later, Jeff has found himself working
in advertising while drawing and painting his way through life.

He and his wife, Lindsay, reside in Atlanta, Georgia where their life together has been a blessing.


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