"Out of the Mist" 8 x 12
"Cold Snap" 11 x 15
"Fire and Ice" 6 x 4
"First Warm Rays" 9 x 6
The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and the rural nostalgia of the Snake River Valley reflect in the meticulous watercolors by Jeffrey H. Craven. Growing up in the valleys on the Idaho side of the Tetons provide a wealth of material for an artist to draw from.
Jeff was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He spent his earliest years in Swan Valley and then returned to the area to raise his family with his wife Nancy. Craven attended Idaho State University to study Fine Art and worked at the National Engineering Laboratory as an illustrator before making the jump to full-time professional artist in 1979.
An artist friend once told Jeff that his greatest accomplishment was just surviving as an artist for twenty-five years. Some of the other bright spots include his induction into the American Indian and Cowboy Artists Association and multiple selections into the Arts for the Parks Top 100, the first of which hung in the Great Hall of the Smithsonian. He has had three New York One-Man Shows which were reviewed favorably by the Times and ArtSpeak Magazine. Craven has won many medals for his work, but is most satisfied in the acceptance of hundreds of collectors that have maintained the demand for his work.