Jeff Filla had reputation as an incredible artist by the time he got to high school. His art and talent were known from hearing about him from his middle school art teacher. Jeff was so gifted and just kept us in "awe" of his amazing talent. See his entire portfolio that had him recognized with a Gold Key in Scholastic Art Award during his Senior year. You can see why. His use of Prismacolor on Cansen paper is stunning.
Jeff is now a Philosophy college professor in the south Texas area. It was great hearing from him.