Jerry's interest in art has been inspired by his parents' creativity and the artistic achievements of his sister and grandmother (both of whom were painters), nurtured by his university classes in Art History, and guided by instruction received from local artists Robert Harris, Chuck McLaughlin, Joe Miller, Maggie Fickett, and Alexis Lavine. Although Jerry has been pursuing his interest in watercolor painting for many years, it is only since his retirement from the Federal Government that he has enjoyed the luxury of devoting himself fully to his art. A native of Colorado, Jerry has always appreciated the beauty of the natural environment and has been driven to capture this beauty in his landscapes and florals. Several years of residence within walking distance of the National Gallery of Art provided Jerry ample opportunities to savor the masterpieces of the world's greatest painters. In pursuit of his passions for bicycling, skiing, hiking, and paddling, Jerry has found innumerable subjects for painting in the North Carolina countryside. Week-long workshops in Umbria and Provence with renowned watercolorist Janice Russell Beck has elevated Jerry's painting to a new level. The incredible beauty of these European regions has provided Jerry with dozens of inspirations for future paintings. Jerry has been an active participant in Greensboro's annual Artstock Artist's Tour since 2008 and recent exhibitions at the Holiday Market at St. Francis Episcopal Church, and Art in the Garden at the N.C. Extension Service Master Gardeners’ garden.Contact information for Jerry Pifer:
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