A California bay area native Jeff Leake holds a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from UC Davis. Fascinated with the origin and nature of our inner landscapes he currently works with neuroscience faculty at Washington State University Vancouver and Portland State University to teach art and neuroscience there and around the Portland area. He is also the co-founder and art coordinator of NW Noggin an art and neuroscience outreach group. As part of this he has been all over the country lecturing and teaching neuroscience through art including several lectures on art and drugs for Science On Tap, the Portland Art Museum, and the Washington State Psychological Association. Along the way he has shown nationally and internationally, he now lives and works in sunny Portland Oregon with his wife kids and three dogs.