Jeff Bass has been painting since age nine, and credits his mother--an artist herself--as his most significant influence. At age thirteen, he began receiving instruction in drawing and painting. He sold his first painting--a depiction of Chesapeake Bay from a family residence in Norfolk, Virginia--at age fourteen. Before he graduated from high school, he was selling prints of his artwork and working part time as an illustrator.
Today, he completes fine art portraits and historical works for private collections and museums. His work is represented in the Smithsonian Institute, the Central Intelligence Agency, the International Spy Museum, the National Museum of Naval Aviation, and the National World War II Museum, to name a few. He has painted luminaries including President George H. W. Bush, and Florida Governor Jeb Bush.
Bass's work has been featured on CNN, Fox News and France 2 Television His work has also been featured in the Times of London, the Smithsonian Magazine Online and in numerous books and journals. In addition to oil, Jeff Bass also works in aqueous media--he holds a signature membership in the National Watercolor Society.