Artist Bio: Jeff Spade (resident of Pensacola, FL) Grew up in Southeast Michigan, and attended Airport Community High School in Carleton. Received a Fine Arts Scholarship to Monroe County Community College studying both Painting and Ceramics. Later majored in Graphic Design/Illustration at Oakland Community College, received Associates Degree of Arts and Science; also attended Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI., for advanced design. Business owner of ACEART since 2002.
Artist Statement: Painting imaginative abstract formations on canvas has been my favorite subject for many years. Acrylics- as a primary medium using a mix of "Old World" color with a "New World" contemporary look and feel. I am determined to work each piece a little different with texture and color. These fundamental basics have been the balance and break though for many of the works. Painting with more open flare and expression seems to release new attitudes and sensations, thus allowing my sub consciousness to take over on shapes. “Having the freedom to paint with all my devotion has made a tremendous impact on how I do things now…with all the disciplines and traditional restraints now broken, one gets a feeling from the work that clearly demonstrates this display of passion and freedom”