Jeffrey Makin is a full-time artist, art critic and Director of Port Jackson Press Australia. Born in Wagga Wagga NSW, he has a diploma in painting from the National Art School, Sydney and a Master’s Degree (Research) from Deakin University Melbourne. Makin has held numerous senior academic appointments while maintaining a flourishing artistic practice (nationally and internationally with over 60 solo exhibitions), and is recognized as one of Australia’s leading landscape painters.
Makin’s work has long explored the picturesque and the sublime in nature, rooted in a specifically Australian locality. The You Yangs, the Grampians, Mt Buller, Wannon Falls and the Yarra Valley are all locations that Makin has visited intermittently throughout his career, in search of capturing those intangible qualities that form the essence of the land.