Using chalk pastel, I examine each landscape with great concentration, finding nuances of color and shape that help me decode some of the magic of nature that appeals to our souls. These works celebrate the vibrant yet delicate balance of our natural world affording the passerby an actual expansion and transformational experience that can lift them from their current state of mind. I hope to inspire viewers to embark on an imaginary journey while gaining perspective on their lives—how they cope in our current isolation protocol and how they can find a renewed commitment to our home, Earth.
Jean’s work are in both private and public collections throughout California. Stanford Hospital, Sutter Health/CPMC, Alameda County Hall of Justice, and the Stanford Park Hotel are just a few public spaces that permanently exhibit her work. In addition, she sells original pieces at The Gardener in Berkeley, SF and Healdsburg. She has a BA degree from RISD (’87) and she is a member of the BayWood artist group and the California Art Club. From her Berkeley studio, Jean welcomes visitors by appointment for private showings.
Oct 02 - Oct 18, 2020
Sep 10 - Sep 12, 2021