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Jeffrey M Bain
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Artist // Hobbyist // Varied
  • Aug 24
  • Canada
  • Deviant for 11 years
  • He / Him
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My Bio
Jeff Bain was born in 1965. He was lucky enough to have rich experiences in the diverse areas of western and northern Canada, and was born in an age of great promise where technology seemed to offer something to those willing to take the risk and dare to dream. His fascination with art began at an early age with the appreciation of the beauty of the world around him. He enjoys drawing people the most. He also composes music, but his acquaintances always say, “This is my friend, Jeff. He’s an artist.” Jeff Bain works in Graphite, Pen and Ink, Acrylics, Oils, Digital Media, and Photography

Favourite Visual Artist
Jeff Jones, Euan Uglow, A Munnings, Kandinsky
Favourite TV Shows
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Matthew Good, Sonic Youth, Zombies, Bob Dylan
Favourite Writers
Fritz Lieber, HP Lovecraft, David Gemmel
Favourite Games
Red Dead Redemption, Resident Evil, Guild Wars
Tools of the Trade
Pencil, notebook, paper, pen, ink, paint, brushes, e-mail, computer
Other Interests
Photography, music, music music.
We fall into new times. Everyday there is something new it seems. It seemed like it was time for a new computer. Trying to transfer my old tools over to the new computer and system is a frustrating proposition. One gets very comfortable and very familiar with the equipment they are used to using, and whereas one might think that it is 'all the same', it really truly is not. I think people don't realize how good they get at the tools they use. We use a pencil and paper. We use oil paints. we use acrylics. Paint on canvas behaves so much differently than paint on board. It is human nature to become very good with one particular set of tools, be it in the kitchen with a favourite knife, or at a desk or easel with a particular set of favourite brushes. So what I discover today after the pain of trying to locate my original serial number for my current preferred software and re-downloading on the computer, is a few observations. 1. All my custom brushes, and downloads over the
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Who we are.

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What is it that defines what an artist is? Who an artist is? What is an artist's portfolio? I used to sketch incessantly. I used to go through a sketchbook in a month. I still can at times in my life. I love the works of other artists, I like seeing how people can do amazing works in different styles. I like being surprised by things. I like to challenge myself, too. These things may or may not show in my online portfolio at all. I have boxes of paintings, both finished and unfinished, all seeking some strange perfection of a thing we call beauty. We seek to reconcile what appear to be incongruities in life in this respect, and explore as we go. I draw from life, I draw from photos, I draw from imagination. I love old movies, I love the colours of film and photos from the 60's. I can't judge a person from a small sample of what they do without knowing them as a person first. These were part of a series of sketches I did in my sketchbook, leading up towards a commissioned painting. I
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Dear Deviants,  I got home yesterday after work and found a pleasant surprise in my inbox of 54 notifications. Normally that might mean someone has found my gallery and hit a bunch of likes or favourites, but in this case, 38 were favourites on my very recent Meditation on Science Fiction Art upload. Normally I take all this in stride, and just keep plugging away at things like I normally do, But yesterday I have to admit, that it felt good to see. I appreciate any that follow to see what I am working on currently, and really appreciate reaching out to new folks, too. We've been hit with snow where we are, and I have spent most afternoons a
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Awesome Paintings!

Thank you very much.

Thanks for the comments! 🙂

Thanks for having a gallery up. I actually started doing portraits, lol

Yes, I've seen them, BEAUTIFUL! ❤️

Thank you for the support!

Thanks for watching ! I see we have the same age and a couple of common references 😉