A catalog of Jeff Bellerose's
work is available.
Bridging the Gap|
In his painting, Jeff Bellerose successfully bridges the gap between photo realism and traditional realism as we know it. He outlines his objects with the precision of the former; yet closely observed, his surfaces reveal barely discernible brush strokes or semi-opaque washes usually missing in the canvasses of a true photo realist.
In contrast to the main body of his work, Bellerose’s seascapes in oil show the pleasant lightness and illusory transparency of a watercolor. However, he is most successful at depicting man-made objects — bridges, buildings, interiors, all bathed in warm afternoon or evening light. The cast shadows of his objects are willfully transformed into abstract designs, thus paying tribute to both traditional and non-objective art at the same time.
Be it cityscapes or interiors, an overall feeling of nostalgia pervades his canvasses, presenting to the viewer a world at peace with itself.
— Raimonds Staprans, artist and playwright
New Exhibition: "Framed"