Newport Beach, Ca. Jeff Sewell is a native to Southern California.
Artist Jeff Sewell was born and raised in Southern California. Jeff is well known for his Paintings of California Scenery, although he spends many trips throughout the year traveling to paint the great Western scenery of Colorado, Utah and Arizona. He paints predominantly “en plein air” and also enjoys developing works in his studio.
Jeff Sewell was Honored to have his works Displayed at the Irvine Museum, Ca. "A Little Beach Break" 2016 Summer Idyl Show, "On This New Morning" Shadows & Light Show 2015 show), & “Oaks Of Glory” part of the (Then & Now-100 years of California Impressionism -2014)
Jeff Sewell is an Award wining American Artist, focusing in California Impressionism. Jeff has won many awards in the past years. (Some of these Listed) - The 2015 Laguna Beach Plein Air invitational "Collectors Choice Award" and "the Randy Higbee Award of Excellence" Jeff has been recognized with 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place & Honorable Mention Ribbons in the Borrego Springs(Calif) Plein Air Invitational. In 2011 Jeff Recieved “Collectors Choice” during the prestigious Laguna Beach Plein Air invitational. In 2013 “Laguna Canyon Foundation Award” Laguna Beach Plein Air invitational. Jeff has also recieved numerous other awards in many Plein Air Events.
Jeff is a distinguished Signature Member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association(LPAPA). He also serves on the LPAPA Board of Directors as the “Director of Education and Mentorship” Helping to pass on the history and importance of California Impressionism to hundreds of students each year with a program he instilled called “The Plein Air Project”
Jeff studied art at USC and Irvine Valley College, yet finds his Greatest influence is from the works of Past Master Impressionists such as Edgar Payne, William Wendt, Joaquin Sorrolla, Maynard Dixon and countless current living Impressionists, artists Jeff Horn, Glen Dean, Michael Situ and Michael Obermyer to name a few.
Growing up in Orange County has attached Jeff deeply to the ocean life style. “My dream days start with a surf in the morning and then spending the day with my feet in the sand painting seascapes and beach scenes”.
For over four decades Jeff has appreciated this area of great diversity eventually finding an even deeper connection with Southern California when painting “en plein air”.