ABOUT THE ARTIST
Always interested in art and colour, Jeanne has been painting with soft pastels for more than 15 years. She worked as a professional graphic designer for 17 years and began teaching pastel painting in Brisbane for adult beginners in 2016.
“I am a tactile person, so the immediacy of soft pastels and the simplicity of using just a few sticks of pigment and my fingers to mix and blend and create art gives me a lot of joy. I’m impatient and impulsive, so when I have the urge to paint I don’t want to wait for anything.“
Jeanne’s subject of choice varies between genres including florals, still life and landscapes, her most recent works have focused on native gums and blossoms. Now semi-retired and living in Toowoomba, Jeanne practices her art almost every day and currently exhibits in local shows and galleries, as well as teaching soft pastel workshops and classes for adult beginners.