Jeffrey Tover

Jeffrey Tover

Benicia, CA, United States

About Jeffrey Tover

Jeffrey is an award-winning Bay Area based abstract painter that lives in the historic town of Benicia just outside of San Francisco. He is also an avid photographer that enjoys taking pictures of his travels to Europe, Asia and Australia. His paintings are often influenced by these pursuits. Taking inspiration from Cy Twombly, Joan Mitchell and Willem DeKooning, Jeff produces works full of colorful gestures and marks. His motivation is to create work that is never boring and will keep the viewer engaged long after it is hung on a wall. His work has caught the eye of international and commercial collectors and has exhibited in numerous galleries across the country.
" paintings are as unique as each person walking the earth. they are meant to invoke their own persona and therefore influence the viewer in different ways. I paint without fear and without intention. I wish to explore the possibilities and be open to the dialogue that presents itself between the creator and it's creation.."
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Mostly self taught with some studies at the San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA


Sparrow Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Gallery 621, Benicia, CA
Valley Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
Sarah Jessica Fine Arts, Provincetown, MA
Epperson Gallery, Crockett, CA (April-May 2017)
Local Color, Palm Springs, CA (August-Dec 2016)
B8 Theatre, Concord, CA
Sutter Medical Center, Vallejo, CA
Milinda Perry Gallery & Salon, Benicia, CA (2016)
Gallery 621 (alumni), Benicia, CA
Valla & Associates, San Francisco, CA
Manos Nouveau, San Francisco, CA (2016)
Savanh Restaurant, Pleasant Hill, CA (2016)
Berenice Salon, San Francisco, CA


"conVERGEnce", Marin Contemporary Museum of Art, Novato, CA
"Movement", O'Hanlon Center of the Arts, Mill Valley, CA
"Abstract: A Change in Perception", Sparrow Gallery, Sacramento, CA
"Journeymen: A Photography Exhibition", Estey Gallery, Benicia, CA
"Cities in Color II : Destinations", Estey Gallery, Benicia, CA
"Fifth Anniversary Show", Sparrow Gallery,Sacramento, CA
"Splash" Valley Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
"Cities in Color" (solo show) Arthouse on R, Sacramento, CA
"Art of a Community" Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA
New Artists Group Show, Arata Gallery, Benicia, CA
"Petite Pleasures" Small Works Show, Tim Collom Gallery, Sacramento, CA
"It's A Wrap" Group Show, Sparrow Gallery, Sacramento, CA
"Vibrant Visions" Juried by Matt McKinley, SF Women Artists, San Francisco, CA
"Bold Expressions 2018", *Award Winner! Juried by Margarita Chaplinska, Nor Cal Arts, Carmichael, CA
"Coast to Coast", *Award Winner! Juried by Kay Carlson, Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA
"Art in the Age of Anxiety", Juried by Chester Arnold, Art Guild of Sonoma, Sonoma, CA
"First on First" Show, the Gallery at 216, Benicia, CA
"Making Your Mark", Juried by Jen Tough, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA
"World of Abstraction", Juried, SF Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Art for the Picking" Group show, Valley Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
"Paintings For The Soul" Toby Tover & Jeffrey Tover Group Exhibit, Marilyn Citron O'Rourke Gallery, Benicia, CA
"Art of a Community", Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA

"Gems IV", Juried Exhibition, Arts Benicia
"Mapping As Source", Juried Exhibition, Arts Benicia
"Abstracted", Juried Exhibition, San Francisco Women Artists Gallery
"The Little Things", Group Invitational, Jen Tough Gallery, Vallejo, CA
"Gone Global", Group Show, Epperson Gallery, Crockett, CA
"Precious Oddities", Solo Show, The Rellik, Benicia, CA
ArtSpan Presents, Mosser Hotel, San Francisco, CA
"Boundaries & Balance" Exhibit - ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA
"Driven To Abstraction" Exhibit - Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery, San Ramon, CA
"Surface & Symbol" Exhibit - B8 Theatre, Concord, CA
Art of a Community (Group Show), Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA
Solo Show - Ruth Stroup Ins., Oakland, CA
Napa Valley Exposition, Napa, CA
Two-Artist Show - Local Color, Palm Springs, CA
"Intuitional Inspirations" (solo show) - Milinda Perry Gallery, Benicia, CA
"Forty Fridas" - Jingletown Studios, Oakland, CA
Benicia Artists Open Studios, Benicia, CA
Saatchi "Artist of the Day" 4/13/16
"Insight" - Jingletown Studios, Oakland, CA
"Impulse!" - Arc Gallery, San Francisco
"Art of a Community" - Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA
"Gem III" - Arts Benicia Gallery, "Abstract Show" - Poplar Gallery, Oakland, CA
"50th Annual Art Exhibition" - Fremont, CA, "Random Thoughts" Solo Show - Benicia, CA, "New Faces" Group Show - Walnut Creek, CA, "ColorFall" - Valley Art, Walnut Creek, CA, "Variations On Abstraction" - Transmission Gallery, Oakland, CA, "Change In Perception" - Red Dot Gallery, Sacramento, CA
"Art of The Escape" - Village Theater Gallery, Danville, CA, "Free To Be 3" - Martinez, CA