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“The Artist Condition” by Jeff Dillon

Some of my thoughts to try and articulate my feelings on, “The Artist Condition” as I see it while I spend time painting…Be kind my wordy friends. Hours every day, each day, rolling into months and then years. Cramping, exhaustion, isolation with a determination, pushing against the bodies signals to rest, eat, sleep… all to satisfy the need to convey, …

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“Liquid”….Anne, Kitchener (#38-Liquid Maze)

I have owned the painting “Liquid” by artist Jeff Dillon, for several years now. It recaptures my heart daily. It at once evokes hope, anticipation, mystery, and allure. Depending on the day, the vivid colours marshall cheer, the anticipation of travel, the untold narrative, the mystery of adventure. I am proud and grateful to own this painting by this amazing …

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Artistic endeavours… Penny, Waterloo (#59 – Sweetness)

Christmas came early again this year. Hubby and I treated ourselves to two new paintings by our favourite local artist, Jeff Dillon. I’ve never been to Venice, but this painting looks perfect in my office. Riding a gondola in Venice is high on my list of things to do before I go, but for now I’ll have to stick to …

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Art as Inspiration…Penny, Waterloo (#26 – Enchanted Forest 2)

Art as Inspiration I’m not much of a spender (running shoes, coffee and chocolate being the exception), and I tend to rely on memories, not possessions, as a source of personal inspiration. I believe art plays an interesting role in this regard, by crossing the divide to bring physical rebirth to our memories. Photographs ground us firmly in reality. Art, …

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#76 – Rise Above… Pam, Waterloo, Ontario

I am always impressed by Jeff’s ability to incorporate such vibrant colour into his paintings; it’s not easy to do and he balances the vibrancy in his landscapes and bird paintings. The subtle backgrounds of neutral colours and less bold strokes of the brush highlights the subject of the painting in greater detail. In this painting, the white grasses make …

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October… Pam, Waterloo, Ontario

I am the lucky possessor of Jeff Dillon’s first painting. I believe Jeff painted this as an adolescent. It is a small piece and hangs in a hallway in my home. This painting is somewhat different in style than his current work but the themes are still there: nature, sky, mountains, trees. I can see hints of the future artist …