Jean feels her work is more about “painting” than “flowers”. The subject matter is just a means to explore the skill of tonal values, composition and the drawn line.
She has moved through various phases in my development from minimalist poppy images to more complex structured paintings, exploring a deeper resonance of colour. Jean visited India in 2011 which left a lasting impression on her. The intense colours she saw around her challenged her thinking as to how she could replicate the importance of the relationship of colours to each other thus creating movement on canvas.
Her latest works are the result of this thinking. She has taken the abstract form to a larger scale, intensified the colours by adding a resin finish, thus improving the “movement” within the work. Where she is now, is proving the most exciting of all her careers, watch this space!