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About Jeff White

Jeff White is a fine artist from Portland, Oregon, specializing in oil and pastel paintings. Known for his dramatic and colorful skyscapes and depictions of the beautiful Northwest landscapes, his art is collected from around the world by many, including Clint and Dina Eastwood, Schnitzer Steel, and grammy-award winner Joanna Newsom.


When not painting, Jeff enjoys cooking, fishing, traveling and spending time with his wife and five children.

Artist Statement:

My paintings reflect some of my most memorable and  moving experiences with nature. I attempt to capture and convey a resonance of the external and internal forces one often experiences while viewing a dramatic sky against a  beautiful landscape or a storm moving through a valley. My work represents a spiritual journey and the balance found in the harmonies I see between the environment and man as a voyager passing through time. Using oil and pastels, I focus on capturing the colors, shapes and moods of the land and the sky. I use thin glazes and layers of transparent pigments to emulate the atmospheric conditions that exist in the natural world. Much of my inspiration comes from the Columbia Gorge and the Northwest coastal regions, mountains and rivers.

Jeff White Bio

BFA, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena , CA 1991
Pacific Northwest College of Art 1983 – 1985


Gallery Exhibitions, 1983 – Present:

Gallery 903, Portland, OR*

Northwest By Northwest Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR*

Cole Gallery , Edmonds , WA *

The Alexander Gallery, Nevada City, CA*

Waterstone Gallery, Eugene, OR

Mowen Solinsky Gallery , Nevada City, CA

Lawrence Gallery, Portland, Glendan Beach & Sheridan , OR

Art Forte Gallery, Seattle , WA

Opus 7 Gallery, Eugene, OR

Opus6ix Gallery, Eugene , OR

Whistler Village Art Gallery, Whistler, Canada

Serendipity Gallery, LaConner , WA

Mary Lou Zeek Gallery, Salem ,OR

Beppu Gallery, Pacific City , OR

Plums Café, Newport Beach , CA

Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, Kirkland , WA

Wiltshire Jewelers, Lake Oswego , OR

Belinki & Duprey Art Gallery , Portland , OR

Ryan Gallery , Lincoln City , OR

Village Merchants Gallery, Pacific City , OR

Waterstone Galllery, Portland , OR

Gango Gallery, Portland OR

Artisans Cooperative Gallery, Portland OR

Woodcrafters Gallery, Laguna Beach , CA

The Ogden Gallery, Portland OR

The Real Mothergoose Gallery, Portland , OR

* = Currently Exhibiting




Oregon Art Beat Featured Artist

Spectacular Homes of the Pacific Northwest

Portland Magazine

Oregon Bach Festival Poster Artist

Cover Titles for various private book titles

The Oregonian

HOW Magazine

Whittier College

Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich



Honorable Mention, Southwest Art Magazine

Merit Award – Seasonal Design Package, HOW Magazine

West Coast Society of Illustrators Award, Los Angeles , CA

Merit Scholarship of Achievement Award, Art Center College of Design


National Art Festivals and Competitions 1989 – Present:
Art in the High Desert, Bend, OR
Sausalito Arts Festival, Sausalito , CA
Sun Valley Arts Festival, Sun Valley , ID
Bellevue Art Museum Fair, Bellevue , WA
Art in the Pearl , Portland , OR
Kimball Arts Festival, Park City , Utah
Portland Festival of the Arts, Portland , OR
Scottsdale Art Festival, Scottsdale , AZ
Festival of the Arts, Lake Oswego, OR

Los Altos Art Festival, Los Altos, OR
Beaverton Art & Wine Festival, Beaverton, OR
Sitka Art Invitational, Portland, OR
West Coast Society of Illustrators, Los Angeles , CA


Special Projects:
2004: Hawaii Temple Visitors Center , Oahu , Hawaii
2003: Coldfoot , Alaska Interpretive Center
2001: The Mormon Temple , Eternal Families Exhibit, Salt Lake City , UT
2000: Nisqually Interpretive Center, Nisqually , WA
World of Waters Deep Sea Discovery, Discovery Center , Atlanta , GA
1999: Padilla Bay Visitors Center , Padilla Bay , WA
Alpine Exhibit, Oregon Zoo, Portland , OR
1998: Boones Ferry Interpretive Exhibit, Tualatin , OR
Seattle Maritime Museum, Seattle , WA
San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge, San Francisco , CA
1997: Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, The Dalles , OR
1996: Betty Ford Alpine Museum, Denver, CO
1995: Lincoln Memorial Museum , Ft. Wayne , IN
1994: Mt. St. Helens Visitor’s Center, Mt. St. Helens , OR

1993: Northwest Natural History Museum , Ashland , OR
1992: Warm Springs Museum , Warm Springs , OR


Community Contributions:
Molly's Fund

American Diabetes Association
Providence HOPE Project
Cascade AIDS Project

Parry Center for Children
I Beat Dyslexia
Jesuit High School
St. Cecilia School

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