The demonstrator for the January demo was Jeff Hayes. He demonstrated an oil still-life.
The meeting was held in the Guild Hall, First Congregational Church (middle side door), Sanborn Street, Reading, Wednesday January 10th, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.
We have some photographs of the event in case you could not make it there in person. You can click on any of the images on this page to view a larger version of it. Then, use the Back button on your browser to return to this page.
You can visit Jeff's web site here: http://www.jeffhayes.com/
Jeff Hayes is an artist living and working in Boston, creating still-life, landscapes and portraits in contemporary realist tradition. He has been practicing the Painting-A-Day discipline since August 2006, creating one finished work every weekday, an ongoing, exciting challenge.
Jeff reports that painting is the third career in his life. The first two, as a musician and then as a developer of internet software, still breathe their influence into his work. The study of music has given him a very strong sense of rhythm, line, and balance. Most of his paintings, particularly his daily paintings, begin with a connection with a common object or scene--fundamentally something he has seen around him dozens, maybe hundreds, of times. Schooling himself through study and observation, painting quickly grew from a pastime to one of the most important elements of his life. He is currently studying figurative and still-life painting at The New England Realist Art Center in Boston. His paintings are included in nearly 100 private collections.