Jeff’s Art

Jeff Kunkle - Author, ArtistIn addition to being a widely-published, working writer, Jeff is a working painter. Jeff majored in drawing and painting at California College of the Arts in Oakland and later, studied with painters Pam Glover and now, Randall Sexton. Jeff also gains much inspiration from being around children making art. His latest work in oils – featured below – focuses on landscapes. Jeff paints outdoors, in the wind and sun, and in the tradition of the Society of Six, a historical group of Oakland painters which included Louis Siegriest, Sheldon Connor Gile, and August Gay. Jeff’s work is characterized by strong compositions, unexpected color, and a loose, painterly style. Jeff recently completed his work as Visiting Artist at the Cedarburg Bog, near Cedarburg, Wisconsin, the site of a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Field Station. Jeff visited the Bog often in order to create a body of 26 plein-air landscape paintings for a solo exhibition at the Cedarburg Cultural Center. The exhibition, curated by Jeanette Gabyrs, and titled, Seasons of Change at the Cedarburg Bog: Paintings by Jeff Kunkel, was on display from April – June, 2022. Most of Jeff’s landscape paintings are 14″ by 18″ or 16″ by 20″ If you are interested in an Oakland studio visit or buying a painting, please contact Jeff at