About

My Son Harrison, wife Jane, and daughter Jenna

For those of you who don't know me my name is Tim Jeffs. I'm an illustrator who studied at Parsons School of Design and have spent the last 25 years of my life working in New York City as a Creative Director in publishing. Designing websites, books, logos, and all kinds of electronic and printed material. I live in New Jersey with my incredible wife of over 20 years Jane, and my daughter Jenna, and son Harrison.

Doing artwork is my passion. I love detail. And the more complex, intricate the subject matter the better. Along with dramatic and dynamic subjects and compositions. I constantly paint, draw and sketch. As I do new artwork this blog will be my new archive and portfolio that I hope you enjoy. Thanks so much for looking!

© 2013 Tim Jeffs
No artwork on this blog may be reproduced in any form or by any means electronic, mechanical, photocopying, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Tim Jeffs


Oh, and one other thing. For those of you who want to know a blast from my past. I was a founding member of White Zombie. Rob Zombie was my college roommate at Parsons School of Design. I appear on the Pig Heaven EP and on the Box set Let Sleeping Corpses Lie, as well as a bunch of never before release White Zombie songs. And I have the honor of being the first guitarist to play out live with the band. Music and art are my two passions.

White Zombie in 1986
White Zombie's first live performance. CBGB's April 28th, 1986
Rob Zombie and me 2012
Sean Yseult and me 2012
Then and now

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  2. Tim, love your work. I posted a few of your pieces on my blog with full attribution. http://davidkanigan.com/2013/09/15/tim-jeffs/

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    1. Dear Dave Kanigan. Some how I missed your above comment about my work and the post about my art on your blog from last Sept. I know this is an incredibly late reply, but I just wanted to say Thank you so very much for you kind words about my artwork and your blog post. I can't thank you enough for taking the time to do that. I just read the peoples comments to your post and it was very moving to me. I've done a lot of new work since you visited and hope you drop by now and then. Thanks again Dave! Tim

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  3. Dear Tim, my name is Ellie and i am a teen studying A level Fine Art in England. I am in my first year doing AS level and our topic has been Natural Forms. At first it didn't really excite me and i wasn't sure exactly which direction i was going in, however i started drawing animals and then eventually stumbled upon your work which has inspired me so much. Therefore, i was wondering if you had any other 'words of wisdom' or insight into your inspirations to help me more. Your work is amazing!
    Sincerely, Ellie from England.

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    1. Hi Ellie! Wow, thank you so much for your kind words about my artwork. There is nothing I like more than to somehow inspire a fellow artist. So your post made my day! I am humbled by your comments.

      What I could tell you about my experience in art is I believe to make beautiful art you have to be creating what you love. I started as a child loving to drawing animals. And after going to Art School and departing from animals into landscapes, portraits, architecture, abstract works, and just about every other kind of subject matter you can think of just recently (within the last few years) I realized animals are really what motivates me to create art. Drawing animals is effortless because I enjoy them so much. The organic forms, patterns, colors, uniqueness of each animals gives me an endless array of fantastic subject matter to draw from.

      So I would say, find that one thing that you absolutely love to do in art and focus on it. Because if you love to do it…it comes very easy.

      I hope this helps, and please feel free to ask me any questions anytime.
      Sincerely,
      Tim

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    2. Hi Tim! I'm so chuffed about your reply! Thank you so much for all of your advice and valuable help. I now really understand the importance of not just the medium you use or your feelings behind your own work but actually to have a love for the thing your studying and using as your subject matter.

      I'm so intrigued by all your experimentation into other sectors such as portraits and architecture, is there anything more you could tell me about those experiences? I am potentially thinking about architecture as a career but I haven't really made any links to that in my current work.

      I'd also like to ask why it is you've mainly chose a pen and ink medium? I've noticed now that you've branched into colour through pencils, which i coincidentally have explored in reverse but now seeing your turtle i feel as though i didn't give colour a full chance. So i was just wondering your preferences/likes/dislikes between the two? Lastly, who do you take as influences to your work?

      Thanks so much again for the reply and i'm sorry about all the questions! Sincerely, Ellie

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    3. Hi Ellie. I really enjoy drawing and painting buildings. I did a series of Diners, one that is on this blog under paintings. And I've done many New York City building scenes. Also there are landscapes that I've done that you can see in that sections too. Landscapes have been a favorite of mine. Pen is just one of the mediums I use. I've been using it a lot on the animal drawing because I wanted to do a series in black and white. But now I am starting a series in colored pencil. I am influenced by so many artists. But I especial like Van Gogh for painting and albrecht durer for drawing. Take care and have a wonderful day! Good luck with all of your art! Best, Tim

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  5. Jeff, I saw your work on Etsy and it is beyond beautiful. Your detail is amazing!
    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us Etsians.

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    1. Thank you so much for saying that Mary Lou! I am humbled and honored by your kindness. You just made my day! :)

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  6. Tim, I have been inspired by your work. I have decided to use your work as my GCSE inspiration to complete a final piece based on your colour sea turtle. I have started this by completing a design sheet on your art work which is on Twitter and Instagram that I tagged you in. It would be amazing if you replied to this or even looked at the design sheet. Thank you for your time, Olivia ✒️

    Twitter & Instagram name: Olivia22447813

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    1. Hi Olivia. I saw your instagram and twitter tags and I am extremely honored by your design sheet about my artwork. Sea turtles are amazing creatures, and drawing that piece was one of my favorites. Knowing that it could inspire you to make your own piece of art is truly wonderful to hear. Keep up the great work and I wish you all the luck with your future in art and design. A fellow artist, Tim

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    2. Thank you for your reply and I look forward to seeing your next art piece.

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  7. Hello,

    I saw some of your work and I think it's great. I am currently working on a website for any kinds of arts and I would like to create there a page about you - short info, pictures of your work with your logo and links to your personal website, FB page or whatever you like. If you are interested, please let me know.

    Best regards!

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    1. Hi Alley. Sure, I would be honored! And thank you about your very kind words about my artwork. Write me with your email address at tjeffs@gmail.com so we can talk more about it. Tim

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  8. Hello Mr. Jeffs,

    My name is Truc and I'm currently an IB art student in high school. My art teacher has showed me some of your work on Pinterest and they were all so amazing. As part of the IB art curriculum, I have to find artists that interest me and interview them and create an art piece that replicates their style.

    I was wondering if I could interview you through maybe an email for my IB research. If so then it would be absolutely amazing since I am a huge fan of your work! Thank you.

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    1. Hi Truc. Thank you for your very kind words about my artwork. They are very appreciated. And please thank your teacher for showing my drawings to you. I am very humbled and honored to have my artwork influence artist in anyway they can.

      Sure. I'd be happy to be interviewed for you IB research. You can write to me at tjeffs@gmail.com. I'll answer your questions the best I can.

      Thank you again and remember, keep drawing, creating, and making beautiful artwork!
      Tim

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  10. Hello Mr Jeffs,
    I'm a student from England. I have just started studying for GSCE Art and we are studying The Natural World. We are learning about your works and making a artist study on you. I really admire you're work and think it's unbelievably mind blowing. I wanted to ask you what or who inspired you to start making art like this and what message you hope it brings out when people buy you're art?
    Thankyou, Olivia

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  11. Hello Olivia! Thank you for visiting my blog and for your extremely kind words about my artwork. I was inspired at a very young age to pursue a career in art by my uncle who was a college art professor. I also found a love for drawing animals as a child. I was fortunate to have a wonderful high school art teacher that help me get into a very good art college in New York City (Parsons School of Design) to study art. I hope to educate people about the extreme beauty of the animals I draw and we live among, and the importance of protecting them for future generations. And that conservation and saving animals is so important to be involved in. I hope this helps, and good luck with your studies! Best, Tim

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  12. Hi there Mr Jeffs! I am currently a student in England and I am studying you as an artist for A Level Fine Art! I think your work is amazing and would love to use your style in my work. I am truly inspired by your work and your detail is tremendous!! I wanted to ask, what is your favourite medium to use when doing your drawings and why? Thanks so much !!

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    1. Hi Asha! Thank you very much for your kind words about my artwork. I'm honored by your kindness. My favorite medium is colored pencils. I draw with Tombow Irojiten colored pencils. Good luck with your studies and all the best to you in your art career!!

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