Artist's Statement

I have loved drawing and painting from life since early childhood. From the figurative paintings I made at the San Fransisco Art Institute to the plein air landscapes I create now, nature has always been my main inspiration.

Nature is like a visual symphony of colors and shapes and rhythms all singing in harmony. As artists we are simply making recordings of what we see. The complexities are simplified and we give to the viewer a rendition of the natural worlds ongoing masterpiece.


Jeremy Harper Santa Barbra Painter

California plein air artist Jeremy Harper was born on November 26, 1969. He was raised a stones throw from the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara California. Drawing and painting have been his main passions since early childhood. He attended local schools in Santa Barbara and decided to further his education in art at The San Francisco Art Institute.  During his education Jeremy spent a summer abroad in China and the following summer in Europe studying art from nearly every corner of the earth. He majored in painting and worked on large abstract work stemming from the figure. Jeremy graduated from SFAI in 1994 and remained in San Francisco for two more years teaching art at the New Traditions elementary school.

In more recent years Jeremy has been putting all of his energy into the local landscape painting scene in Santa Barbara. He has been a part of many exciting group and one man shows around Montecito and Santa Barbara county. Jeremy is a member of the Santa Barbara Art Association and The SCAPE art group. In April 09 Santa Barbara's illustrious OAK GROUP invited Jeremy to join their group as a permanent member. The amazing painting and showing opportunities are unfolding in a bigger and better way for Jeremy all the time.

Other links that may be of interest:
PBS Show "Plein Air, Painting the American Landscape