The Story




   Jeff Christian is a wildlife artist, illustrator, and designer with 30 years of experience as a professional artist. Jeff grew up in North Carolina enjoying the outdoors, especially fishing, and he draws on his experiences to inspire his craft. Often after hours of entranced angling, he awakens to find himself in a perfect scene in a perfect time. That spot in time is the subject of many of his paintings. All of his artwork is the genuine expression of his awe of God’s Creation.
    Having experimented for years with different media and surfaces, Jeff now mostly works in oils and watercolors, depending on the project. His preferred style of painting is representational, a painterly realism. He’ll enhance a scene, its lighting, its subjects, etc., but seldom finds a need to go beyond the natural beauty reality offers.

    For framing, Jeff prefers to make his own frames from mahogany, walnut, oak, weathered barnwood, and other authentically handsome hardwoods. He also collects old frames and works to pair just the right image with it.
    Jeff's art has appeared in magazines, catalogs, & apparel, for clients such as “Wildlife in North Carolina”, Penn Reels, & Fathom Offshore.  He has contributed many prints and originals to promote conservation organizations and charities such as the Coastal Conservation Association, Ducks Unlimited, & Heroes on the Water.  Jeff is a member of the North Carolina Wildlife Artist Society, exhibiting art all over North Carolina.
    Jeff creates designs for clients all over the US.  Jeff's work can be found in gift shops and state parks along the East Coast, all over North Carolina, and in the marinas and tackle shops of the Louisiana Coast.  Along with art, design, and illustration, Jeff also enjoys woodworking, flytying, and boatbuilding.
    Visit Deep River Mercantile in Pittsboro, NC and buy Jeff’s original paintings, prints, copper fish sculptures, illustrated playing cards, and assorted gift items. 
    Originals, limited edition prints, gifts, shirts, cards, hand-crafted gear, and information can be found on his websites -  and  Contact Jeff at .

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Fine Art in Oil, watercolor, & sculpture

August 17, 2017

Shop for Jeff's original art on the JK Christian Designs Etsy Shop


kingfisher design company

August 17, 2017

Premium Gifts and Gear Featuring Jeff's artwork.