ALAN TAYLOR JEFFRIES BIOGRAPHY
An Ohio native and graduate of Ohio University, Alan Taylor Jeffries currently resides in West Virginia. He is a self-taught abstract/nonrepresentational painter working in both oil and acrylic, and was invited to be one of The George Gallery’s original artists. He is also represented by three additional galleries and his work can be found in private and corporate collections in the US and Europe.
Jeffries says of his work, “Long before I began painting, abstract has always been my favorite style, particularly the work of first-generation Abstract Expressionists like De Kooning and Kline, so it was natural for me to study and emulate their work. A leading critic/art theorist of that time discarded notions that a painting must ‘mean’ something or ‘be’ anything other than gestures and colors on a surface and that has always been a guiding principle for me. My paintings are simply the application of paint on canvas intended to evoke a purely aesthetic response.”
Sept. 2009—”Emerging Artists” group exhibition, Artworks Around Town, Wheeling, West Virginia, USA Jan. 12-Feb. 25 2012—”Collective Conscious: Unified Planes” group exhibition, Gate Gallery, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, England May 1-July 2 2013–“Dali Through the Window” group exhibition, Gallery J2, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA June 13-June 30 2014 “CONTRAST” group exhibition, The George Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina, USA December 10 2015, group exhibition, Contemporain Bankston/Adams Gallery, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.