Jean was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and was inspired by her father, a talented classically trained artist. At an early age she started painting, winning numerious awards before college where she received a degree in Fine Art. When not painting, she studies art, lately the old illustrators and colorists.
In her professional life, Jean has taught art, been a cartoonist, designed commercial art renderings and neon signs, painted portraits, executed large wall murals and exhibited and sold paintings throughout the East Coast and California.
After living in California and loving the California Impressionist and the Irvine Museum, she was mainly interested in "Plein Air" painting. Moving to North Carolina, Jean has gone back to portraiture and figures, inspired and honored to have won two awards for the 2015 Portrait Society of America Members Show.
Always a soft spot in her heart for horses, you can find her other paintings at the American Academy of Equine Art shows in Kentucky.
She is a member of PAINTNC.org, Portrait Society of America and has been juried into Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society and Women Painters of the South East.
Her paintings can be seen at Nicole's Studio and Gallery, Fine Art @Baxters Gallery, Waterford Foundation Red Barn Yearly Exhibit, and in the book "Painting North Carolina: A Visual Journey".
Portrait of Jean painted by Don Hatfield