Jean lives and paints in Qualicum Beach, B.C. on beautiful Vancouver island.
I am inspired by many different subjects, though my favourites right now are animals and florals. My path through life has been dotted with everything creative from fashion design to rug hooking. For 15 years I had a rug hooking design business but always found time to paint, then in 2013 I committed to painting full time. Being mostly self taught has come with it's challenges but it also has allowed me to learn from my mistakes and my victories. My method of painting is Alla Prima which is wet on wet and very quickly, I paint a small painting most days. Waking up every morning to a blank canvas is a wonderful thing. Everyday is another opportunity to create.
"if you hear a voice within you say, 'you cannot paint' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced"
-Vincent Van Gogh "