Jeff Hemming

I began painting in high school in the bay area. I was mostly interested in painting beaches, waves, and surfing. I moved to Hawaii in 96 for school at BYUH. Being able to live in Hawaii really helped with my study of landscapes and color. After i graduated i began painting full time, doing shows, working with galleries and commissioned pieces. Things were going good but i began to be disenchanted with the work i was doing.

In 2009 I decided to leave Hawaii for a grad program at Florida State University. I still wanted to make art as a painter I just wanted my work to be more meaningful to me and the viewers. I wanted to push different abstract elements into the work, like cultural and environmental things. Having lived in hawaii for some time I became aware of environmental issues facing the lands, reefs, and animals that live there. I also learned about a shrinking Hawaiian culture and a growing consumer culture.

Many of the ideas and concepts I include in my work have come from experiences traveling. I have been fortunate enough to have traveled through out Central America, Caribbean, South Pacific, and Indonesia. I also lived in the Dominican Republic for two years as well. My wife and I are planning on visiting Borneo hopefully sometime this year or next. 

Other than painting i spend my time taking photos, hiking, or playing little ditties on the guitar.  Currently we are living in Red Wood City. 

Burrowing Owl by Jeff Hemming

Burrowing Owl by Jeff Hemming

Jeff Hemming Burrowing Owl oil on canvas, 5.5″ x 5.4″ $55.…

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Burrowing Owl by Jeff Hemming

Burrowing Owl by Jeff Hemming

Jeff Hemming Burrowing Owl oil on canvas, 9.5″ x 6″ $80.…

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Burrowing Owls by Jeff Hemming

Burrowing Owls by Jeff Hemming

Jeff Hemming Burrowing Owls oil on canvas, 4.5″ x 8″ $75.…

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Territory by Jeff Hemming

Territory by Jeff Hemming

Jeff Hemming Territory oil on canvas, 36″ x 48″ $950.…

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Albatross Memory by Jeff Hemming

Albatross Memory by Jeff Hemming

Jeff Hemming Albatross Memory Oil on wood, 11″ x 14″ $750. from the feature exhibit: Vanitas, June 2013…

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Albatross W/Plastic by Jeff Hemming

Albatross W/Plastic by Jeff Hemming

Jeff Hemming Albatross W/Plastic Oil on wood, 11″ x 14″ $500. from the feature exhibit: Vanitas, June 2013…

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Albatross Baby by Jeff Hemming

Albatross Baby by Jeff Hemming

Jeff Hemming Albatross Baby Oil on wood, 14″ x 11″ $950. from the feature exhibit: Vanitas, June 2013…

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Jeff Hemming Interview

Jeff Hemming Interview

Interview with Jeff Hemming on the occasion of his solo exhibition Location, Location, Location at KALEID during the month of February 2013. Interview conducted by Donny Foley.

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SJC Residents by Jeff Hemming

SJC Residents by Jeff Hemming

Jeff Hemming SJC Residents oil on canvas, 36″ x 48″ $950. from the feature exhibit: Location Location Location, February 2013…

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Provincial Survey by Jeff Hemming

Provincial Survey by Jeff Hemming

Jeff Hemming Provincial Survey oil on canvas, 50″ x 60″ $3800. from the feature exhibit: Location Location Location, February 2013…

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