Art by Jeret Madei

Art has always been a way of life for me.  As a child learning to write in first and second grades I would draw pictures to illustrate my lessons.  Today my work includes urban scenes, landscapes and still lifes.

Artists have painted the human figure in forest environs and urban venues throughout the many centuries of art history.  My paintings are a continuation of that genre and a reflection of our times.  The Earth's forests are rapidly being paved over and replaced with streets, traffic, commercial signs, gas stations, and large box stores.  My art portrays the figure in these modern settings just as artists long ago portrayed the figure in the natural settings of their day.

Whenever an attempt is made to set rules for art it ceases to be creative -- because art is a product of creativity.  I let my art find its own way, like visual poetry.