Magazine article Southwest Art

Jeff Jamison: Jones & Terwilliger Galleries, July 1-31

Magazine article Southwest Art

Jeff Jamison: Jones & Terwilliger Galleries, July 1-31

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THIS MONTH Jones & Terwilliger Galleries honors the fresh, inimitable style of award-winning oil painter Jeff Jamison in a special exhibition of his work at the gallery's Carmel, CA, location. Among the 20 or so new oil paintings on view throughout July, visitors can find Jamison's timeless, dreamlike interpretations of city streets, oceanside settings, and café and bar interiors. "Jeff has a style that is distinctively his own," says gallery co-owner Patricia Terwilliger. "He doesn't remind me of anyone else. We've placed his work in very traditional homes and in very modern homes with abstract art."

Until about eight years ago, Jamison painted in the more exacting tradition of Joaquín Sorolla, John Singer Sargent, and other old masters. Back then, every brush stroke mattered, he says. "I got to a point where I felt like I was adequate, but at the same time I thought, 'You're never going to paint like Sargent.' I decided to focus on what I know and just have fun."

That's when Jamison came into his own, says Terwilliger.

Today, in a style akin to contemporary impressionism, Jamison suggests rather than describes every detail in his brushwork, even when portraying architecture and figures. …

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