Jeff DeLude was born in Troy, N.Y., in 1955. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Middle Tennessee State University in 1978. His Masters of Fine Arts degree was received from the University of Houston in 1981.This artist has practiced and studied art for over 35 years. For the last three years, he has focused exclusively and passionately on making paper collages.
Trained as a painter, Jeff translates those skills to the highly creative realm of free association/image orchestration inherent in the paper collage (traditional collage) process. None of these images are digitally produced nor will they ever be. Jeff is totally committed to hands on, scissors, cement, paint, ink etc. This “painterly touch” is one of the hallmarks of Jeff’s work. For those interested in purchasing work by Jeff, go to the “Contact page” and register your information. Jeff will answer your questions in a timely fashion.
Jeff currently lives and works with his wife Chrystal in Asheville, N.C. The photo you are viewing on this page shows Jeff with a group of enhanced giclee canvases stretched and framed. Each painting is a reproduction of one of Jeff’s traditional mixed media collages. The canvas reproductions are all unique (he calls them multiple originals). Overpainting, texture application, and glazing all make these fine art paintings absolutely individual works of art. For those interested in purchasing work, please refer to the Contact Page.