Loughborough College of art
Kingston University design degree
Central St Martins short courses
Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours
Cambridge Drawing Society
Chelsea Art Society
The Slade Summer Schools

Royal Academy Of Arts Summer Exhibitions
Royal Society of Oil Painters
Royal Watercolour Society open exhibition
Pastel Society at the Mall galleries
Society of Women Artists
The Discerning Eye at the Mall galleries
Art for Youth at the Royal College
East of England
Pardon Mill
Hampstead and Battersea Affordable Art Shows
The Minster Gallery, Winchester
Sheridan Russell Gallery
Cricket Fine Art
British Art Portfolio
Amanda Aldous Fine Art


1969 winner of the Royal Society of Arts Design Award. Offered
FRSA membership
Winner President’s award Lea Valley Art Society Open
Public’s choice Ware Art Society Open
2002 winner Abstract/Surreal Painting Award Hertford Art Society
2007 winner of The Lady laming Award for Abstract Art
2011 winner of The John Goss Prize
2013 winner of The Lady Laming Award for Abstract Art

The boundary between representation and abstraction is of particular interest to me. My image begins with something seen, a building, landscape or object taken out of context or a particular light. The finished pieces evolve out of a process of continual change and an innate knowledge of colour and composition. Jean’s interest in the two dimensional plane and the texture of the picture surface is evident. Jean believes art is an extraordinary glance at the ordinary. That we should try to readjust our perceptions and hopes to give a strong image to which people can respond by emphasising, eliminating and clarifying to allow others a fresh viewpoint. Her paintings are about reality without resorting to imitation. Jean tries to create personally meaningful work, working in oils, pastel and water based media in her studio from previously made sketches, except when commissions take her elsewhere. Her work is in private collections here and abroad.                                                         

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