After studying art at North Tyneside College, Jeff became a professional artist in 1984. He has always been fascinated in two areas of art; the implicit meaning and the inspiration.
Jeff likes to let the viewer of the painting make their own mind up about what is happening with the characters in the composition. He adds street signs pointing in two different directions suggesting that these two people are coming together, or are they splitting up? Maybe they are having an affair; is their love a secret or are they simply going back to the bar where they first met? In their relationship, has the bar become 'their bar'? The viewer has the answer.
He has developed a technique of stippling the paint with that common decorator's brush. Because the brush is old and the hairs are split, he can achieve a wonderful effect, which leaves paint marks that are not constrained to a uniform pattern. Jeff is able to get the same effect from this brush with falling rain. He runs the brush down the canvas using only the weight of the brush. The split hairs from the brush allow the strokes to become rain.
“I really do not think that an artist can find that perfect painting within his or her career, because once you have, you will go on looking.”