Bio – Jeffrey A Mendenhall has B.S. Degree in Art Education from Florida State University. He has an
A.S. Degree in Graphic Design from The State College of Florida. His body of artwork incorporates the
themes of color, emotions, brush textures, and shapes. The body of work is reflective of his “Study of
Colours in Abstract 20th Century Art Work”.
In college, he did a sketchbook/research project on the colors and emotions in 20th-century art. Periods
of art that were of focus: Fauvism, Abstractism, OP art, and Color Field. The artists Piet Mondrian, Joseph
Albers, Helen Frankenthaler, Wassily Kandinsky, Henri Matisse, Bridget Riley were the main focus of the
research project. By studying Frankenthaler and other color field artists, he learned that color alone can
invoke shapes and textures. His artwork is revealing the culture of modern artwork.
His artwork is created through the use of Corel Painter on a computer. Corel Painter is software
that allows the artist to create work with different types of media. The user can choose different brush
sizes. Users can control the texture, depth, size, bleed, etc of the brushes. You can have a watercolor
layer. There is a liquid oil layer. In the layers and selections, one can control their brushwork. A Wacom
stylus pen on a pressure-sensitive tablet is used to draw the artwork.
He shows people the process of making his digital art through short movies. Visit his youtube
page to view other digital artworks. He wants to continue to use advancing technologies to create
artwork. One day, he envisions his artwork on flexible screens..