Jeffrey Andrade Hemming An American Artist
Jeff grew up in Northern California and began painting in high school. A self taught observer he took his inspiration from the cold beaches and waves around Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay. While longing for more tropical climates, he moved to Oahu to attend college at Brigham Young University pursuing an art degree in painting. Living in Hawaii taught him to see the details and colors of nature and he began rendering tropical scenes of the North Shore, Koolau Mountains, and other sites. [from the artist's website]
Phylum of the Free 2015
Phylum of the Free 2015, Artist: Jeffrey Andrade Hemming, Fountain Alley at South First Street, San Jose, California

The name of his mural won't be as elusive. Officially, the $20,000 project is called "Phylum of the Free," a poetic reference to an animal classification. Unofficially, people will call it the Mural with the Giraffes. And Hemming is just fine with that.[San Jose Mercury News]

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