“I grew up in Southern California in the 60s, and all I wanted to do was surf with my friends and do anything involved with art. Forty years later, painting, teaching and being near the ocean are still how I spend my time. Being retired is not in my future, I’ve found something better. I guess I should grow up at some point. Oops, too late.”
Since 2003, Jeff Yeomans’ work has explored urban and rural perspectives, SoCal beach culture and the changing face of contemporary California. This past summer, the Irvine Museum, Oceanside Museum of Art, Frederick Weisman Museum in Malibu and Huntington Beach Art Center, all featured his paintings.
During the last decade, Yeomans has received recognition as a respected regional artist. Among his awards is “Best Urban Landscape” at the California Art Club’s 97th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition (2008) and a commission for the Naval Hospital in San Diego giving recognition to the wounded warriors of our military.
Seven of his paintings are included in “Land of Sunlight” a book of landscape paintings of the San Diego region, and in “California Light: A Century of Landscapes,” published by Rizzoli and the California Art Club.
He is an Artist Member of the California Art Club, Signature Member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and teaches painting at the La Jolla Athenaeum Art & Music Library.