Roby King Gallery

 176 WINSLOW WAY E. BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA 98110    ROBYKINGGALLERIES@GMAIL.COM      206.842.2063    WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY 12-5PM  SUNDAY12-4PM 


JEFF WEEKLEY

“ON BEING HUMAN”      SEPTEMBER 3-26, 2021

“The power of the human form is unlike anything else an artist can have as a muse.”  Jeff Weekley has found the secret of combining line, form, color and shadow to explore the human figure to create these reflective narratives with universal appeal.  Curious and timeless, Weekley’s paintings empower his young and vulnerable subjects to observe the wonder that encompasses them, and challenges their thoughts for a way to navigate forward. 

Birds and animals, books, water and storms are some of the iconic imagery he employs to create the enigmatic ideas in his paintings. The fresh faces and bare feet create a natural tension between their naivete’ and the worldly surroundings.  His paid young models/muses are the daughters of friends as well as his own granddaughter. They love being his inspiration!

In a different body of work Weekley omits the human figure and allows the landscape to tell the story.  Weekley’s use of water and sweeping skies animate the scene, while solo objects provide an entry into his ambiguous but intriguing compositions.