Hi, I’m Jean

I am an Upstate New York girl who grew up roaming the woods and fields near my rural home. I loved to observe scudding clouds and the golden light at the end of the day, and Nature was my muse.

I married my best friend and together we are raising our five kids. A few years ago, after the oldest started college, I began taking weekly art classes and fell in love with oil painting. I quickly discovered my love for outdoor (“Plein Air”) painting which allowed me to capture the beauty and emotion of the natural world.

Charlotte, North Carolina, has been my home for the past ten years. Encompassing both mountains and marshes, waterfalls and white, sandy beaches, the beauty of this state is a constant inspiration.

My studio landscapes are based on location photos and my floral paintings are created from the cut flowers I bring inside and arrange. My paintings have been described as both vibrant and imbued with a sense of serenity.

When not painting, you can find me traveling with my family or tending my beloved flower garden.