Raw, bright, explosive colors are used to evoke emotion and draw attention to the subjects Jeff Ham paints. “In my paintings everything becomes an iconic image, no setting or backgrounds. I paint what I love, people, animals and landscapes. I do my best to translate emotion and feelings into color as well as communicate my individual interpretation of each subject. The work is done quickly and in the moment to capture spontaneity and avoid over thinking and over working. As an artist I am at a genesis of learning to express myself in an honest and straightforward manner.” – Jeff Ham
At 18 Jeff Ham took his first sojourn through the Southwest and Southern Utah. Zion, Bryce and the South Rim of the Grand Canyon proved to be such an influence on Jeff’s art that he works from a studio in St. George, Utah 7 to 8 months out of the year, while also keeping a studio on the shore of Lake Michigan in Michigan City, Indiana.
Jeff Ham’s work is found in magazines, galleries, national and international private collections and universities across the country.