Jeff Weaver, Cape Ann’s preeminent painter, gets his morning joe from Castaways!
Although Jeff’s gallery is temporarily not open due to coronavirus, you can contact him via his website: Jeff Weaver Gallery
About Jeff Weaver
Jeff Weaver was born in 1953 in Framingham, Massachusetts. He began drawing and painting at an early age, accepting portrait commissions by age fourteen. In his high school years, he won awards in drawing & sculpture in the Boston Globe state-wide art competitions. During this time his teacher was Eleanor Marvin, accomplished sculptor and graphic artist, who nourished his draftsmanship skills. After graduating from high school, he entered the Boston Museum School. In 1972 he took up residence in Gloucester, sketching and painting the waterfront on an almost daily basis.
In his early years in the city, he supported himself at various waterfront jobs, as well as from commissions for boat portraits from fishing vessel captains, and for murals in commercial establishments and private homes. This eventually led to many years of commercial work, including over 30 murals painted in different parts of the city.
Returning to fine art pursuits in the 1990s, Jeff again focused on depicting Gloucester and its environs in various media. He currently operates a studio/gallery at 16 Rogers Street on the Gloucester waterfront.
Snapshots from Elise and Tucker’s fabulous and fun harvest party, just getting underway. Where earlier the produce had been planted, long tables with tantalizing pot luck offerings were arranged. Bales of hay with planks laid across made for practical seating. An assortment of lights and lanterns illuminated the grounds and the big oak tree was ready for moonlight dancing to begin beneath its boughs.
Favorite photo from the party, Big Sister Franny giving Woody the “pesky little brother look,” with Mom Samantha Goddess, and Samantha’s Mom, Pam Wood.
I had to leave Cedar Rock Gardens early to attend the Cape Ann Plein Air gala, which Catherine covered on Good Morning Gloucester. The Rockport Art Association was overflowing with art enthusiasts, friends, and family and it was so exciting to see beautiful scenes from all around Cape Ann rendered by these master painters. Congratulations to Karen Ristuben, the project manager, and to all who helped make Cape Ann Plein Air a fabulously successful event. I do have to say though that Cape Ann’s own JEFF WEAVER rocked the house with his stunning paintings of the waterfront and downtown.
Saturday, November 23, 2013, 2-6 p.m.
Show runs through December 21, 2013
JEFF WEAVER studio/gallery 16 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
For gallery hours and more information please call: (978) 590-2979.
“This show will include paintings and drawings of familiar subjects, seen perhaps from a perspective or time of day which highlight their character or emotional content. This past year I’ve tried to achieve a freshness of approach through use of varied media or technique.”