About the Artist

The DJ (Jeff) Furneaux body of work is largely inspired by some of the world’s most famous artists: Emily Carr, Monet, and Van Gogh to name a few. Based on Vancouver Island since the late nineties, Furneaux was born and raised in Newfoundland. He spent his childhood on a verdant thirty-acre property outside St.  John’s, roaming the marsh for frogs, building tree houses in the surrounding woods, and lying carefree in fields staring at cloud formations, studying their contrasting shapes and colours for possibility.

“I always feel excited and empowered by the existence of all the natural beauty around me; I feel touched by an infinite force of something deep within me, and know that I too have to create.”

Jeff always loved to draw as a young boy. He won a city-wide art contest at the age of nine, around the same time his artist Aunt – Midge moved away to California leaving him all her art books, paints and brushes.

That thoughtful gift really ignited the fire within.

Through the years he took every opportunity to visit galleries and exhibits around the world and continuously practice everything that moved him about the work he admired most.

He is entirely self-taught.

These days, Furneaux creates art that visually captures his feelings about living on both coasts of Canada.   

Mediums used include quality Golden Acrylics and Winsor & Newton – Gamblin oils, applied with brush or pallet knife on regular, linen canvas and board.