Jeff and Jon are two artists and friends that live and work in Alaska.
Jeff Schultz is a photographer and Jon Van Zyle is an artist, but both longtime Alaskans have a deep love for the Last Frontier.
Their new book, Double Vision Alaska, captures the essence of their home through camera and paintbrush, and sometimes a combination of both. This hard-cover book invites you to wander through the four seasons of breathtaking images that capture the imagination of all who visit or reside here in The Great Land.
Each artist has selected their favorite images and then combined them with smaller supporting pictures to further their theme. Like a tapestry or a symphony, the embellishments and variations enrich the final product.
In several instances, Jeff and Jon have combined their artistic talents to create a unique new format to enhance each other’s work. Jon actually paints on one of Jeff’s photographs to combine their visions, creating a whole new portrayal.
The artists’ wives, Joan Schultz and Jona Van Zyle will tackle the text, adding insight into the creativity and dedication of their husbands’ work pursuits. Joan helped maintain the daily updates on their personal Caring Bridge blog since 2017 after their son’s accident. Jona has written books about Jon’s Iditarod art, My Wrangell Mountains, Iditarod, The First 10 Years and a field notes/coloring book for the Jr. Ranger program at Wrangell/St. Elias National Park and Preserve.
Books ordered from this website are signed by the four collaborators… Jon, Jona, Jeff and Joan.