Originally from Illinois, Jerry Piper majored in 2D Studio at Eastern Illinois University and graduated with honors. Since then, he has been featured in various galleries from Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma. Through the years Jerry has also received recognition and multiple awards for his artworks in shows, competitions and festivals including Best of Show. Whether he is developing a body of work that is traditional or contemporary, abstract or representational, floral, figurative or landscape, his work is eye-catching, interesting, stylish, colorful, fun, to moody and thought provoking. His paintings show skilled handling of materials from oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel and mixed media with a strong foundation in excellent drawing skills. Jerry was trained in various media by notable masters such as Hong Yuji, Kit Morrice, Cletus Smith, and Walter Sorge.
Jerry and his wife, Lonnie, now reside in Oklahoma City, OK and enjoy all the amenities and arts activities it has to offer. He is currently represented by “The Purple Loft Art Gallery" in the disticntive Avalon on the Paseo building in Oklahoma City and "The Vencedora" located in historic Guthrie, OK.