Jeff Pilkinton attended chalk festivals in his hometown of Fort Wayne IN only as a spectator about 8 years ago. He was amazed at the amazing art that was being produced with chalk. About 6 years ago Jeff took the plunge into the world of street painting festivals. After attending the first festival Jeff started to seek out more and more festivals via Facebook and Instagram. Through social media, he discovered a world of chalk opportunities thanks to the huge chalk family that he is proud to be a part of.
These days Jeff has been to Florida, Michigan, Ohio, California, Baltimore, Tennessee, Arkansas, and of course Indiana creating art with chalk. He was even featured on our PBS station discussing chalk art and what it takes to create it.
When Jeff isn’t participating in street painting festivals he is keeping his skills sharp by drawing elaborate wall murals for local fitness clubs. He and his daughter Jasmine also paints window splash art for local businesses when time permits.
Jeff’s style is primarily portraits that are of popular culture. Scenes from movies and music stars are what inspire him.
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