About Jeannette

My goal as an artist is to express, with paint, my awe at the beauty and complexity of the world we inhabit. I respect the land that supports us, and am deeply aware that we are a part of it. I am moved by architecture within the landscape, the house by the sea...the people that were there before us, those that will be there after us.

I paint both in the studio, and Plein Air. Plein Air painting presents challenges and rewards that enrich my studio work, where I tend to be more creative. That creativity is then carried out into the fields when I paint...they work in harmony.

During the six years I studied art at Kent State University,
I was mentored by Douglas Unger. Professor Unger honed his artistic training with Henry Hensche, of the Cape Cod School Of Art. Hensche was a protégé of Charles Hawthorne, who was mentored by William Merrit Chase. Each of these artists passed along a love of color, with strong classical training, a respect for the art that preceded them, along with the excitement of exploring new avenues of artistic expression.

Professor Unger taught us to respect the history of artistic achievements: our artistic lineage, and the desire to find our own voice in the process. "You have to paint miles of canvas before you can call yourself an Artist." My miles of canvas have been an exciting venture, and I look forward to many more.

Thank you for taking the time to learn a bit about my journey.

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun
Katherine Hepburn