Meet artist, Jeff Peal


The Bear Valley Springs Cultural Arts Association is proud to introduce artist, Jeff Peal at our Spring Show opening on March 19. Jeff moved from Sierra Madre, where he began his art training at his "Grandmother's knee". His grandmother was employed by Disney Studios and worked on the movie, Pinocchio. When he was a little older, Jeff's parents recognized his talent and interest and enrolled him in various art classes offered near his home.

Jeff moved to Bear Valley Springs ten years ago to be with the newest enthusiastic supporter of his art, his wife, Jaymme. He has since paved his own path, in part by building connections with the local wood carving artist, Kent Holmgren, whom Jeff considers a catalyst for his carvings. His wood carvings use a variety of tools, from chain saws to Dremel tools.

He enjoys expressing his sense of humor through the use of unique media and painting with water-color, colored pencils, and pastels. He has used old musical instruments as a canvas, and he can find a face inside a log that is destined for the fire. His newest addition is furniture building.

Jeff's donation to the show is a colored pencil drawing of a cougar on birch board. As shown here, it is slightly unfinished, but he will be adding a few details, including burnt edges. Look for the cougar, and possibly other works of art by Jeff at the BVS CAA Art Show on March 19th. Jeff has a website at, where there is a gallery with some of his highlighted pieces.

The Bear Valley Cultural Arts Association (CAA) is a not-for-profit organization that offers visual and performing arts programs for the enjoyment of its members and the residents of the greater Tehachapi area.


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