Tour de France Art by Jeff Desautels
Desautels has lived in Colorado for over 30 years. A graduate of the U.S.
Naval Academy, he served in nuclear submarines, then attended law school
at Yale. Jeff specializes in landscape and sports-action paintings in oil.
Jeff is an avid cyclist and is a longtime enthusiast of the Tour de France. Jeff uses his powers of observation to capture the many moods of the race. Jeff seeks spontaneity in his paintings while capturing the interplay of light and color, temperature and texture. His use of materials evolved over the years toward greater use of painting knives, and Jeff now exclusively uses knives, achieving a rich, buttery texture and particularly vibrant colors.
He has studied with Doug Dawson, Rick Brogan and John Lencicki at the Art Students League of Denver, and also with Don Sahli, Theresa Vito and Boris Shoshensky.
Original Paintings and Prints
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