Jeff Pastorek paints gouache on paper, pulling from environmental, behavioral, and historical themes. Born around and living in New Orleans, he received a B.F.A. from Loyola University and a J.D. from Tulane. 

Early work, in a smaller format and more illustrative style, focused on humor and miscommunications inherent in human interactions. More recent work analyzes individual subjects in detail in a more organized, larger grid format.

His work has been published in the Oxford American, printed by Defend New Orleans, and purchased by the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.