Jeff has lived in New Romney, Kent for the last 12 years and has been lucky enough to be surrounded by a thriving artist community. He was 'Romney Marsh Art Society's' Chairman for 7 years. He also belongs to both the Folkestone Art Society and an active small painting group St Marys Bay Friday Art Group. At one time he was also Chairman of the former Lydd Forge Art Group.
Being involved with several art groups has been a great value to Jeff helping him appreciate the many different art technics and styles other artists use. These influences have helped develop Jeff's approach to painting.
Before moving to New Romney, Jeff and his wife lived in Ashford and were co-directors of their own manufacturing company, which involved Jeff designing products and providing visual layout drawings for their clients.
However, when Jeff eventually retired some 11 years ago, He took up both playing golf and art painting. The golf has not improved much but hopefully you will agree his art has. Jeff will always be thankful to a well known Folkestone artist, now a friend, Charles Newington (designer of the large White Horse on the hill approaching Folkestone), who guided and taught him many useful art technics with his very unorthodox style of tutorage, which usually involved sharing a bottle of red wine!.
Through exhibiting at various art exhibitions, craft shows and Facebook many people seem to have enjoyed looking at and purchasing Jeff's paintings and we hope you will too. Please visit this websites Gallery pages and if you like a particular painting and would be interested in buying please click on the 'Contact page' and send a message.
More photographs of Jeff's paintings can also be viewed on Facebook https://m.facebook.com/jeffphippsart.