Written by on March 07, 2018

Artisan Portraits: Street Artist, Jeff Huntington

As part on an on-going project produced by Drawn to the Image, Artisan Portraits highlights the great artists, from a wide variety of disciplines, found here in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. This time around, I had the pleasure of sitting down with street artist, Jeff Huntington, a street artists whose artwork focuses on large, intricate murals on the side of buildings. You may have seen some of his work while walking around downtown, most notably, his mural above Tsunami on West Street.

Growing up in a family of artists and surrounded by creativity, it was only natural that Jeff found his footing in the art world. His passion led him to art school –  a Master in Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in from the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. – then to a career as a studio artist for 25 years, before eventually turning to street art full time.

Jeff Huntington

Jeff’s vision, passion, and talent is evident in his work, which is just a sampling of Annapolis’ incredible art community.

Jeff lives and works in Annapolis. He, along with his wife Julia, are the founders of Future History Now; a non-profit organization committed to creating collaborative art projects with kids and adults facing adversity.

 

Video courtesy of Drawn to the Image

Patrick McNamara is the photographer and filmmaker behind Drawn to the Image, an Annapolis-based production company. Born and raised in Annapolis, Patrick loves being a part of the creative scene and community of the city, utilizing his passion for visual storytelling through photography and film.

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  • Ribbu

    Love Jeff’s work! What a great video – thank you for making it! Also worth noting is the effort Jeff makes to build community around his artwork… I first met him when he was working with some of our local kids on the Harriet Tubman piece that appears in the final shot of your film. He and Julia helped bring the story of Harriet Tubman and the history of code quilts to life for them and gave them each ownership in the final work of art. Really wonderful synthesis of art and history.

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