About the Author

Jef Gunn
Blurbarian Since December 2009
Name Jef Gunn
My Web Site www.jefgunn.com
Location Portland, Oregon, USA
Gender Male
My Occupation artist
My Bio I grew up in the 50s and 60s, along the West Coast from Seattle and Portland to Pasadena and Honolulu. Learned to paint in the 70s in Central California; moved back to the NW for the light and a crazy love for damp and darkness. Nowadays, I really rather like it on the East side of the state and I’m spending more time back in Hawai’i. Extended periods of study in both Barcelona and Paris in the 1980s had a strong hand in developing my methods of painting and understanding of art. All that has been leavened by attitudes and practices of pre-modern Asian art : Sung to Ming dynasties in China; Kamakura to Edo to Meiji periods in Japan. These painters were modern before the West knew what it meant.

Books by this author

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
A particular series of paintings I've worked on for years, involving text over naturalistic vistas, or integrated within a simple, bold drawing or design. It will be about 40 pages.

After that, a book of photography or oil paintings.
Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...
Authors: John Berger, David Abram, Octavio Paz, Red Pine, James Elkins, Suzi Gablik, B. Alan Walace, Shunryu Suzuki roshi, Deng Mingdao,
Artists: Mu Xin, Tsung Yuho, Morris Graves, Guy Anderson,
Architects: Christopher Alexander