JACK PUMPHREY, Artist/Illustrator
The medium (s) I use, most of the time are Tombow watercolor brushes. Hundreds of colors and a brush at one end and a broad tip at the other. I also use throw-a-way Micron ink pens. I use the ,005', very fine but only good for one or two drawings. I work on semi-translucent cover weight 80 pound paper; usually 16 x 20 Inches or 11 x 17'
Jack, a U.S. Air Force veteran (Strategic Air Command), served in Zaragoza, Spain as a Nuclear Weapons Specialist during the early Cold War years. After paying his dues in the sales world for Addressograph-Multigraph Corporation he found his niche by demonstrating the capabilities of the compact printing press, known as the Multilith 1250 by running off copies of his ink sketches of boats at Fisherman's wharf and other scenery around San Francisco.
Drawing and sketching has always been part of Jackís background; from being encouraged by his father to illustrate
the adventure stories of the day to moonlighting as an illustrator for advertising agencies.
After a long and frustrating career in corporate sales of printing and graphic arts supplies, Jack struck out on his own in 1988 as a free-lance commercial artist starting Harbor Graphics & Design located in Gig Harbor, WA.
Jack and his wife, Sue, sold the business in 1998 to their employees and moved to Las Cruces, NM where he started Jack Pumphrey Arts. Working with customers and prospects on a national level as a printing consultant and fine artist specializing in transportation and architecture, he honed his talents by doing commissions of classic cars, fine yachts and home renderings during the housing boom of the 2000ís. Utilizing his background in the printing industry, he offers consul to his clients with help in creating logos, sales presentations, posters, business cards and brochures.
By now, assuming you have an interest in my art and if you like what you see, give me a call at 575-525-8298 in the U.S.A. or e-mail me. We can discuss doing a custom watercolor or Pen & Ink of your favorite thing.
Examples of my work and contact information may be found on my web site: www.jack.pumphrey.artistwebsites.com