Auchenflower Artist Jeffrey Service Depicts Fun and Oddness of Life in Logan Exhibition

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Jeffrey Service, an artist with an Auchenflower studio, is holding an exhibition of a series of watercolour artworks that depict the fun and oddness of life.

Dubbed “Jeffrey’s Choices,” the exhibition, which will take place from 21 October to 26 November 2022 at the Logan Art Gallery, harkens back to the time Mr Service lived in a California hippie community in the 1960s and the waters of the Rio de la Pasión in Guatemala. artists

Following his exciting adventures, Mr Service returned to Australia in the 1980s and then eventually set up his studio in Auchenflower. 

His works often reflect the unusual comedies of life and his quest for wisdom. 

“My love of The Road also took me hitching from San Francisco to Panama, living in the Guatemalan Jungle down the Rio de la Passion out of a 20-foot dug-out canoe, visiting the indigenous river folk,” Mr Service said.

“Returning to my native Australia, I travelled widely sharing my artistry with settlements of Tiwi Islands, Weipa, local Brisbane groups including 10 years of travelling with the Queensland Arts Council, and the New Mexico Arts Commission with Native American communities.”

The Logan Art Gallery, located at the corner of Jacaranda Ave and Wembley Rd, Logan Central, is open from Tuesday to Saturday at 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Meanwhile, Mr Service will also have his artwork, “Mr Polly.” on exhibition at the Gagliardi Gallery, Kings Road from 3 to 10 November 2022 as it won in the 2021 London Biennale.

Jeffrey Service Auchenflower artist
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“This watercolour painting was inspired by my Grammar School English teacher. His name was Dr Hamilton Russell Cowie OAM (now deceased),” he said.

“His style of teaching was enthusiastic and I enjoyed his oratorial reading the book: ‘The History of Mr Polly,’ written by H.G.Wells.

“The substance of the book remains with me and influences my journey. Its message that there are many options throughout life, is relevant to us all today.”