If appearance is every-thing, you would never know Jeff Hall was an artist. A graduate of East High School, he dresses casually in T-shirts and jeans. His demeanor is equally relaxed, with none of the avant-garde posturing so often exhibited by up-and-coming artists. In fact, it’s quite easy to picture Hall as the boy next door.
His art, on the other hand, is anything but typical. Combining everything from traditional oils to magic markers and children’s crayons, Hall creates vivid portraits that are rich in both texture and emotion. One of his works, “Faces of Culture,” (pictured above) was on display at the Denver Summit of the Eight.
The 34-year-old Hall says his art career began when he was a child. “I started off with cartoons and hot rods. I doodled on anything I could find: scraps of paper, the backs of envelopes, even the walls.”