Three Apples

Three Apples, oil on linen, 11" x 14", 2009

Iowa artist Jeff Allen draws his inspiration from the Iowa landscape, objects from everyday life, and the group of friends that surround him.

Jeff is a 1984 graduate of the University of Iowa and the founder of the Plein Air Painters of Iowa.  He is also a member of the Plein Air Painters of Chicago, Iowa Artists, and the Cedar Rapids Drawing Group, and an Artist Member of the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts of Chicago.

Jeff's work has been described as bold, yet soft, and pastoral with a certain dreamlike ethereal quality.

"Painting is a process of problem solving, problems of composition, form and rhythm.  It is a matter of asking the right questions while standing in front of the canvas to create a painting that the viewer can connect with.  The moment when the connection is made, words alone are unable to describe it."

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