The serenity of Jeffrey Sabol’s paintings is a refection of the peaceful place in his soul, the sum parts of years of maritime journeys. As a youth growing up on the Connecticut shoreline, Jeffrey spent countless hours boating on the Long Island Sound and the Housatonic River. He was both entranced and inspired by his native waterways, which became his artistic focus as early as age 15; he went on to study architectural design and art and continued developing his maritime theme in his work.
The restlessness of a young man in his twenties brought Sabol to Florida, where he had the privilege of studying for more than two years under the world-renowned muralist and portrait artist, W. Linzee Prescott of New York. They collaborated on the exterior murals on the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale to commemorate the 1976 Bicentennial. He also spent several years as a long line fisherman and shrimper in the Gulf of Mexico. This constant exposure to Mother Nature at sea gave him insight to the peaceful beauty of her motherly calm, as well as the wrath and fury of life threatening storms. It occurred to him around this time that it was a lot safer to paint the sea than to try to make a living out in the elements.
Upon returning north to Connecticut, Sabol devoted himself exclusively to developing his painting, arriving at his current style of reflective placidity. His works are in private and corporate collections world-wide; many have been commissioned pieces. Sabol has also done private work for the New York Yacht Club, as well as other area yacht clubs. He now sails his Columbia Sloop in the waters of southern coastal New England; he enjoys dinghy sailing; and he has even tried his hand as yacht crew at Antigua Race Week.
Sabol is a contributing artist at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport. He has received an Award of Excellence and a Maritime Gallery Yachting Award in the International Marine Art Exhibitions. Sabol is a member of the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA).