Self Portrait

Jeff Parr (born 1947) - a British artist now living permanently in Savoie, France.

My passion for cycling started more or less at the time I learned to ride a bike and nurtured through my involvement with the local cycling club. I had my first race when I was 13 years.

After graduation from art school, I moved to London where I worked as a freelance fine artist, graphic designer and film animator. My work included the design and painting of specialised scenic/set paintings for the Royal Shakespeare Company (London and Stratford-upon-Avon); Royal Opera House; Madame Tussauds (London and Amsterdam); the London Planetarium and the original Andrew Lloyd-Webber London production of Evita.

Following 6 years in London, I moved to Yorkshire Television in Leeds as a graphic designer and animator where my painting skills were always in demand.  I re-designed the Yorkshire Television station ident (see YouTube – Yorkshire Television gold ident) and won many awards and accolades for my graphic design title and promotional sequences including the prestigious International Parigraph Network Identity Grand Prix (Paris) and Best Graphic Design Honour of the International Visual Communications Association.  Examples of my work are also featured in the publications ’Computer Graphics Systems and Concepts’ and ‘Television Graphics’ .

Throughout my professional career, my passion has always been the vélo – both capturing the imagery on canvas and riding my bike, when time permitted.

in 2002 I moved full-time to Savoie, France and now, living amongst the legendary alps where the vélo is king, I am able to devote myself to full-time painting.

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