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Jeff Perks is an artist who lives in Cressbrook, Derbyshire, UK. He specialises in paintings, prints - primarily linocuts and cardboard cuts - and sculptures - using wood, metal, clay and stone.

Below are some examples of my work. All pieces are for sale so if you are interested please feel free to enquire.

4 Seasons Table

Description:​ This table folds back to make a chair and the base opens to reveal a chest. Each linocut features a hidden animal.

Media: Oak with Linocut Print
Dimensions: 80x110x40cm
Year of work: 2001

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4 Seasons - Summer & Spring View - Jeff Perks
4 Seasons - Winter & Spring View - Jeff Perks
4 Seasons -Autumn & Winter View - Jeff Perks

Uncle Joe's Chair

Description:​ Joe Stalin had a passion for chairs.


Media: Oak Painted Red
Dimensions 90x40x40
Year of work: 2002

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Uncle Joes Chair - Side View - Jeff Perks
Uncle Joes Chair - Front View - Jeff Perks
Uncle Joes Chair - Close up - Jeff Perks

We will not walk away from Iraq

Description:​ Based on Tony Blair's speech before the war in Iraq

Media: Oak

Dimensions 84x 70x 60cm

Year of work: 2001

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We will not walk away from Iraq - Close Up - Jeff Perks
We will not walk away from Iraq - Jeff Perks

Help for Heroes

Description:​ There is not much left to help.

Media: Oak
Dimensions:40x70x60cm
Year of work: 2001

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Help for Heros 3 - Jeff Perks
Help for Heros 2 - Jeff Perks
Help for Heros - Jeff Perks

For Queen and Country

Description:​ The ulimate payment. Death.


Media: Oak
Dimensions: 40x70x30cms
Year of work: 2001

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For Queen & Country - High Shot - Jeff Perks
For Queen & Country - Close Up - Jeff Perks
For Queen & Country - Side Shot - Jeff Perks

Torso

Description:​ Reclaimed Timber.

 


Media: Mahogany
Dimensions:30x15x15cms
Year of work: 2004

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Torso - Back Side View - Jeff Perks
Torso - Front View - Jeff Perks
Torso - Back View - Jeff Perks

Rock & Roll Chair

Description:​ The Guitar can be removed and played while rocking the chair
 

Media: Oak & Found Object
Dimensions: 100x40x40cms
Year of work: 2016

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Rock'n'Roll Chair - Jeff Perks

Be careful how you sit on this it may not hold the weight of your dreams

Description:​ Love is a delicate thing.
 

Media: Oak 
Dimensions: 100x40x40cms
Year of work: 2016

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Be careful how you sit on this it may not hold the weight of your dreams - Jeff Perks
Be careful how you sit on this it may not hold the weight of your dreams 2 - Jeff Perks
Be careful how you sit on this it may not hold the weight of your dreams 3 - Jeff Perks

Chair of the Litton Cressbrook Parish Council

Description: Being Chair of the Litton and Cressbrook Parish Council is not an easy lot. This piece reflects the thoughts of the current Chair. My wife!​

 

Media: Oak Wood

Dimensions: 100x58x56cms

Year of Work: 2012

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Chair of the Litton and Cressbrook Parish Council - Jeff Perks

The one that got away!

Description:​ The ball escapes the socket


Media: Oak,Fabric,Plastic
Dimensions:40x30x30cms
Year of work: 2002

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The one that got away - Jeff Perks

Grow your own

Description:​ Spades and forks for digging, knives and forks for eating.

Media: Oak

Dimensions: 84x90x62cm

Year of Work: 2011

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Grow your own - Jeff Perks

Erection

Description:​ Part of a Cherry tree cut down to make room for a new road. Only using wood already felled helps to maintain the forest.

Media: Cherry wood

Dimensions: 1mx30x30cms.

Year of Work: 2004

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Erection - Jeff Perks

Children's Bench

Description:​ A fun commission piece featuring a series of nursery rhymes.

Media: Oak

Dimensions: 40x175x30cms.

Year of Work: 2000
 

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Jeff Perks-Children's Bench Occupied (Oak) 150x30x50cm
Jeff Perks-Children's Bench
Jeff Perks Bench end wood craving.
Jeff Perks.The Rat who ate the malt .Detail
Jeff Perks. The rat wore a feather in his hat.Bench End
Jeff Perks.The Rat in the Hat. Detail
Wind in the Willows craved bench end
Jeff PerksThree Blind Mice. Detail

Harry the Hippo

Description:​ Made from fallen elm tree, this piece was commissioned for a childrens playground.

Media: Elm

Dimensions:50x200x50cms

Year of Work: 2000
 

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Jeff Perks- Girls on a Hippo
Jeff Perks-Hippo (Fallen Elm Wood) 152x60x60cm
Jeff Perks-Girl on a Hippo (Fallen Elm) 140x60x60cm)

Mask of Agamemnon

Description:​ Made from a fallen elm tree this piece was made at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Media: Elm

Dimensions: 150x100cm

Year of Work: 2004
 

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Jeff Perks- Mask of Agamemnon Fallen Elm 150x100cm

Various Wooden Sculptures

Description:​ Click on the images to see individual descriptions

Media: Various woods

Dimensions: Click on the image.

Year of Work: 1996-2010
 

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Jeff Perks-Cancer ( Elm Wood painted white with rotton heart) 80cmx40cmx40cm
Jeff Perks -Defiance. Oak. 24x30x20cm
Jeff Perks-Clinched Fist Fallen Elm 40x30x30
Jeff Perks-Erection Left. Oak. 60x30x30cm
Jeff Perks-See No Evil. Oak. 50x30x30cm
Jeff Perks-Spilt Head.Oak. 60x30x30cm
Jeff Perks- Raised Fist. Timber recovered from Surrey Docks.70x30x30cm

OTHER MATERIALS

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