Jean was born and raised in Central Pennsylvania, surrounded by open farm fields and the freedom to run barefooted-reveling the wonders of nature. She received her BS in Art Ed from Kutztown University and currently lives in Fredericksburg, PA.
Her works reflect the intimate experiences of the world she walks through. Jean was influenced by such artists as Edward Hopper, The Ashcan painters, The Pre-Raphaelites, and Sargent, to name a few. She has received many awards including 2 gold medals in international shows for painting excellence.
“In silence profound experiences awaken our senses and our intuition, forces seen and unseen. I love painting the world around me, gravitating toward the light and how it affects color and subsequently, mood. Often I’m not cognizant of why I am attracted to certain subject matter and don’t like being limited to one genre or another. "