Jeremiah Trammell is the gifted artist who painted the wonderful illustrations for
The Giant Cabbage

and

The Cabin that Moose Built

Jeremiah was raised in the small Alaska town of Willow where he began drawing before he entered kindergarten.
A high art school teacher encouraged him, and he developed his own style. Jeremiah is a brilliant self-taught artist and sometimes looks to artists such as Christensen, Modigliani and Bragg for inspiration in his painting style.

 

 


After completing school, he worked at a small espresso bar in Anchorage where he was asked to create posters and menus. His work caught the eye of Linda Lockhart, art director of Alaska Magazine. Since that time, Jeremiah has continually worked with Alaska Magazine. He created the terrific cover for their 65th Anniversary Issue, the first non-photo illustration on the cover in over twenty years. Now residing in Seattle, Washington, Jeremiah loves to climb mountains, kayak, paint/create stories with pictures - and of course explore new places with his wife Sandy.


Jeremiah's Polar Bears

 

Okay and now for the SILLY STUFF..........(and none of it is true - honest!)

Jeremiah may currently reside in Seattle but fervently clings to a mystical adoration of duct tape in hopes of one day returning to life in Alaska.

As a radical liberal Jeremiah believes that all declared artists should be given free canvas and art boards. In order to support his habit he has been forced to lead a secret life as the dictatorial leader of a squadron of commando barristas....You WILL have a biscotti with that!

Jeremiah recently tried using a carpenter's tool belt but found that his brushes kept tumbling onto the floor. His art tools now rest in a western-style gun holster for those times when he has the impulse to 'draw'.

He likes long walks on the beach at sunset if someone else can carry his easel, paints, the cooler filled with beverages......

Jeremiah is one of those rare individuals who has calculated the number of licks required to reach the tootsie roll center of a tootsie pop but cannot divulge that information as he has finally reached a confidential settlement with the military.

 

Jeremiah's favorite aftershave is eau du turpentine.

One of Jeremiah's first jobs was working for the Alaska highway department painting the lines on roads. The restrictions of having to use solid lines, dashed lines, double lines and only two colors soon grew tiresome to the young Jeremiah. His lack of success in his attempts to express himself (and a series of freak accidents) convinced him to switch media (and jobs).

Jeremiah's discovery of paint on canvas as an outlet for his artistic energies was a turning point in his career. The solid lines, double lines and dashes were much more breathtaking on canvas and his painting "Yellow Double Line" remains a classic.

Jeremiah, always the innovator, soon broke out of the highway department mold and the rest is history.

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