Jeanne is a native New Englander born in Boston and maintaining studios on Cape Cod and in Downeast Maine. She has been painting for 30 years and is primarily a plein air oil painter who interprets nature in a realistic and impressionistic style capturing a memory or a moment. Jeanne states that inspiration for a painting can evolve slowly over months or instantly on location, so she often will do small plein air studies from which a larger painting will be created in the studio.
She has exhibited with many prestigious local and national art organizations. In 2007 two of her paintings received national recognition as
Top 100 winners in two separate national competitions: Paint the Parks and Paint America
and became part of traveling exhibits in the United States.
A trip to the USSR in 1995 meeting with Russian artists resulted in a cultural exhibit with Russian and American artists held at Symphony Hall in Boston where Jeanne’s painting was sold and returned to Russia.
A highlight in her career as a plein air painter was the opportunity in 2003 to paint in Monet’s Gardens in France. Although primarily an oil painter, Jeanne’s watercolor and graphite works have also earned awards and may be found in private collections in the United States and Europe.