Before the Rain

Before the Rain


Jeffrey Neumann

(Hillsdale, New York)

Oil on linen

My aim is to create deeply personal work that speaks about the soul of America. My art is a reflection on an America that is rapidly disappearing. I have spent a great deal of time on the road. The paintings I make are distilled from that experience. Although there is an aspect of cultural anthropology in my work, I have to feel a profound personal connection with my subject. This emotional response is what I try to convey through my paintings. I’m seeking to evoke a certain mood through the limitations of paint.