Jeff Osmond was born in South Dakota and raised in Faribault, a small rural town in southern Minnesota. At a very early age Jeff demonstrated a natural ability to draw and paint, winning several awards in adult juried art shows. Although he considers himself to be a self-taught artist he did take some art instruction in college at the University of Wisconsin. He was most influenced by painting professor Keiko Hara who taught him the harsh lesson that he was there to learn and not to complete paintings. As he finished a painting she would critique it, then have him prime over it to begin a new painting. Jeff has participated in several group shows in the Boston area and in 2004 he had his first solo show. He has been represented by other establishments in Provincetown and is currently showing his work at the Woodman Shimko Gallery. Jeff paints in both oil and acrylic mediums. His realistic landscapes of Provincetown and his surreal still-life paintings are very refined and detailed. He uses multiple layers of oil glazes to build depth and detail. When using acrylics his approach is much looser. He uses multiple layers of unexpected colors to build a foundation. He then uses linear applications or a series of cross-hatch brush work to create focus. His acrylic paintings depict subject matter in a style that is a combination of chaos and control. Jeff Osmond is currently a resident of Provincetown and spends much of the winter in Wilton Manors, Florida. Jeff continues to explore various mediums and use new techniques in his painting. Expect the unexpected in his future work as he explores other styles to express how he sees and interprets the world around him.