Jeff Markowsky was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada. When he wasn’t playing hockey as a child, he was drawing, painting or sculpting figures with leftover clay found in his mother’s pottery studio. His education as a painter began in graduate school with Gregory Crane and then with Frank Mason at the Art Students League in New York City. You will find him in the summers hiking the Appalachian Trail or traveling on a plein air painting excursion while camping out in his truck. His work is rooted in traditional representational art with an equal love and appreciation for both the human form and the landscape. Markowsky began teaching Painting, Drawing and Life Drawing in 1995 at the infamous SVA Savannah Campus. He currently lives in Savannah Georgia and teaches at the Savannah College of Art and Design.