Being an artist means belonging to a unique, exciting gang of outlaws ~ Robert Venosa
At the age of fourteen, Jeff Wood began selling his art. The year was 1975. It was the year he acquired his first airbrush, a gift from his parents. Inspired by music, album art, hot rods and monsters, he had found his passion. In the years since, he became an illustrator, master screen printer and music industry poster artist.
He has become well known for his rock, neo-tribal and visionary poster art for clients such as Widespread Panic, Foo Fighters, MTV, Activision, Klipsch Speakers, Ford/Harley Davidson, The Black Keys, Primus, Pink Floyd, The Allman Brothers Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, High Times Magazine, Cloud 9 Adventures, Gathering of Nations Pow Wow, 311, John 5 and many, many others.
The artist's poster work has appeared in books such as:
Art of Modern Rock: The Poster Explosion by Paul Grushkin and Dennis King
Gig Posters Volume I: Rock Show Art of the 21st Century by Clay Hayes
PANDA MEAT SOURCE BOOK #1 by Frank Kozik
Rockin' Down the Highway: The Cars and People That Made Rock Roll by Paul Grushkin and Mike Ness
Poster Children: The Art of Widespread Panic 1986-2013
Jeff is also featured in the movie American Artifact: The rise of American Rock Poster Art by Merle Becker.
His posters are held in thousands of music fan's collections around the world, as well as, the permanent collections of the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio and the Hard Rock Cafe Archives and franchises worldwide.
Wood also oil paints and has had the privilege of studying under modern masters Robert Venosa & Martina Hoffman, Alex Grey, Laurence Carauna, Phil Rubinov Jacobson and Amanda Sage. He also creates in spray paint, airbrush and acrylics. Recently he has started working with 3D printing and an industrial laser in his projects.
Wood, who has long been involved in the Native American community, works with two organizations benefiting Native people, Conscious Alliance and Stronghold Society For more information on contributing to or purchasing art that benefits their programs, click the links.
The original business name was Drowning Creek Studio, which came from the Lumbee people's name for the Lumber River in Robeson County, NC. Jeff lived among the Lumbee people for years and still maintains ties with the tribe and his Native family.
In 2010, the business was renamed Zen Mystic Studio to reflect the neo-tribal visionary art direction that Jeff had undertook with his new work.
Jeff, along with his partner Judy Gex, live in the historically music centric town of Athens, Ga. with their feline minions.
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