Ski Art by Jeff Desautels

Into the Wind

Jeff Desautels has lived in Colorado for over 30 years. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he served in nuclear submarines, then attended law school at Yale. Jeff specializes in landscape and sports-action paintings in oil.

Jeff is an avid skier and is a longtime visitor to most of Colorado's popular ski resorts. Jeff uses his powers of observation to capture the many the dynamic action of skiers descending the slopes. Jeff seeks spontaneity in his paintings while capturing the interplay of light and color, temperature and texture.  Jeff now exclusively uses knives, achieving a rich, buttery texture and particularly vibrant colors.

    He has studied with Doug Dawson, Rick Brogan and John Lencicki at the Art Students League of Denver, and also with Don Sahli, Theresa Vito and Boris Shoshensky.

Paintings can be commissioned featuring the skier in his own ski-wear in an assortment of settings or from photograph.

For more about Jeff's painting see his Art of Movement.

Original Paintings