Jean grew up in Naples, Italy, New Orleans and the Carolinas. She
completed her education with an MFA (Painting and Drawing) at James Madison University in Virginia.
Her art career has led her to Moscow, Russia as a set designer and she regularly returns to Italy and Ireland (often leading painting workshops).
She has been awarded a residency at Chateaux Orquevaux in September, 2019
Jean returns to Ireland in 2020 to teach painting workshops as part of the Listowel Visual Arts Week.
When not working plein-air, she creates large scale paintings in her
studio, Dilworth Artisan Station in Charlotte, NC.
This year her work was featured in many venues including AWAKEN Gallery in Mt. Holly, NC:
Allen Tate Center City Gallery, Charlotte, NC through May 2018
Ballantyne Resort Art Gallery, Charlotte, NC (current)
Unfettered and Alive, Paris, France
Pennisula Fine Arts Museum, Norfolk, VA
Hickory Museum of Art
Telfair Museum in Savannah
Carolina’s Got Art exhibition at Elder Gallery, Charlotte NC,
The Passions of Italy, NYC
Blowing Rock Art and History Museum
Best-In-Show, Ciel Gallery Exhibit, "Build"
First Place in the National Still Life Competition at the Bascom Museum in Highlands, NC,
Best Quick Paint at the Piedmont Plein Air Paint Out
Second Place, Savannah GA Paint Out.
“In The Light of Day” is visible on a very large scale as a Charlotte ARTPOP! Billboard winner.
You can see chronicles of my misadventures on my blog.
Jean authors a series of Art History for Painters at In the Artist Studio, Ask the Expert.
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