Raised in Alaska logging camps and rural Oregon, Jeanne's life was inundated with adventure and nature. This wild and limitless upbringing is reflected in her art and her path to Maui. Each piece shows a drive for mastery of classical skill dancing with a disregard for confining rules and an interwoven belief that anything is possible. This presents in her carefully executed representationalism with abstract elements and impressionism often orchestrated together in one piece.
Jeanne received her training by traveling across the United States to study under modern day masters of each approach she desired to have at her fingertips. Mastering multiple disciplines and knowing when to break the rules so nothing stand between her and the painting she envisions, allows her to reach out to the heart of the viewer with a distillation of the essence of a moment or emotion. Her greatest compliment is to touch the soul of her audience.
After living most of her life in Alaska, with no safety net and knowing no one in Hawaii, she moved as a single mother of four beautiful children to begin a new life in Maui. In Alaska she was a celebrated and internationally collected artist and created numerous life-size bronze sculptures.
Currently her subject range from social commentary to vivid celebrations of life's abundance.
May you find adventure, peace, joy and much Aloha in her artwork.