Jeffrey Tover is a Bay Area native, raised in Walnut Creek and a graduate of Las Lomas High School where he studied Graphic and Visual Arts. Most of his recent artwork has been produced in the last 2 years after a long hiatus from painting. Living in Benicia, which many talented artists work and reside, has made it easy getting back into painting. Though he has not been formally trained, his education has been by studying a variety of art styles from various abstract painters, lots of experimentation, and getting advice from his artist mom, Toby Tover. His fondness for abstract art has been from the love of color and design. Jeff feels it’s a constant challenge to achieve balance in a painting. Because it’s not a copy of an image, an abstract painter can sometimes find the most difficult part of the process is determining when your work is finished…the constant battle of push and pull, add and substract…which makes the journey even more interesting. He uses a variety of tools and substrates to create his work including brushes, knives, sponges, stencils, wood, paper, and canvas. Most of the work is made in acrylic but often will include enamel, oil stick, graphite, and inks. The artwork is varied and provides his audience a multitude of visions to enjoy. Jeff currently is a member of the Board of Directors of Arts Benicia, a non-profit art organization, and exhibits in various locations in the SF Bay Area.