Born in 1943 Jeff Makin celebrates his 80th year in 2023. Makin is best known for his paintings en plein air of the Australian landscape. He has held numerous senior academic appointments while maintaining a flourishing artistic practice.
Jeff Makin’s artwork has long explored the picturesque and the sublime in nature, rooted in a specifically Australian locality which Makin has visited intermittently throughout his career.
'RED CENTRE is a selection of paintings, some old some new, themed around my numerous painting trips to the so-called “Red Centre”. People forget that this is a vast desert full of fiery, sometimes fatal, embraces. This landscape is rich in millennia-old Aboriginal narratives that pre-date white settlement. Stories. Oral histories.'
Jeff Makin is represented in National, State and Regional collections in Australia.