Jeff Darrow

Artist Statement:

Jeff Darrow was raised on a dairy farm near Shullsburg, a community in southwest Wisconsin. His father saw to it that hard work was a preamble to breakfast (and all other meals) so he developed a farmer’s work ethic and a love for, among other things, dirt-floor machine sheds full of heavy rusted things and sun-baked landscapes.  During the long, hot summer days in rural America, it was his sense that everything seemed to stand still and change came grudgingly slow. Although he tries to capture that same stillness in his work, he tackles the subject matter now with urgency, before it is reduced to scrap iron, parking lots or condos.

Jeff Darrow
Dump Truck by Jeff Darrow
Dump Truck
12 x 9 in.
Factory by Jeff Darrow
6 x 6 in.
Fishing by Jeff Darrow
16 x 20 in.
Interlude by Jeff Darrow
12 x 10 in.
Menomonee Park by Jeff Darrow
Menomonee Park
Mukwonago Farm by Jeff Darrow
Mukwonago Farm
10 x 8 in.
Out West by Jeff Darrow
Out West
17 x 7 in.
Rocky Neck by Jeff Darrow
Rocky Neck
40 x 30 in.
Silos by Jeff Darrow
10 x 8 in.
Trucks in Slush by Jeff Darrow
Trucks in Slush
10 x 6 in.
Two Macks by Jeff Darrow
Two Macks
36 x 36 in.
Waukesha House by Jeff Darrow
Waukesha House
29 x 24 in.