Art by Jeff Musillo

I paint because I want to capture what I call “The Flash.” With literature and film, in order to build, expand on, and properly convey a story, one typically has to work with many different mental images popping up and flying in from every direction. Naturally, some of those images work well in a novel, some in film, but then there are those quick flashes that stand alone, concepts that deserve immediate attention and need to be on the canvas. And that’s what I always try to do with my artwork. With one firm, individual image, I want to create a story that evokes a full-range of emotions while producing a complete story for the viewer to examine and experience.


Headshot 2Jeff is a writer, visual artist, actor, and director. He’s the author of The Ease of Access (2013), Can You See That Sound (The Operating System, 2014), Snapshot Americana (Roundfire Books, 2014), and The Eternal Echo (Strawberry Books, 2016).

His paintings have been exhibited in the over twenty shows throughout New York and have been showcased in magazines in both the U.S. and Europe, including The Menteur in France, Arrow Magazine, and Aesthetics Magazine. His paintings were also in the feature film The Heart Machine, and will soon be seen in the upcoming film In Case of Emergency.

His work in film as a screenwriter, director, and actor, has premiered at The Hoboken International Film Festival, The Jersey Shore Film Festival, and The Katra Film Series. His screenplay In The Ring is currently in pre-production and will be directed by Aaron Latham, who wrote Urban Cowboy and The Program. And he recently wrapped filming the Hulu pilot Holiday Shelter, in which he will play a recurring role.

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