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Artist Jean G. Green


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Biography


BIOGRAPHY
 Growing up in rural Colorado, being outdoors and surrounded with nature, the seed to paint was planted early in life.  That seed took root at age 22, when Jean began serious art studies, taking oil painting classes, making many trips to art museums to study the best, mapping the road to an art career.  Having earned a B.A. degree in Fine Art with honors from Western Colorado University, Jean was thereafter, employed with the park service, where she did illustrations and graphics for the parks interpretive programs.  Having left that behind, Jean's dream to paint full time has now been realized, painting in her studio every day.   Jean shares her western Colorado home with her husband and several horses, that they ride in the nearby mountains.  
 
ARTIST STATEMENT
My paintings portray the story of a simpler life, historical and present, the landscape, the people, their animals and events, planned and unplanned, that are a part of everyday living.  Models are the sources of inspiration for my western paintings, taking me to several states to working cowboy ranches and Native American lands.  The way sunlight bathes a landscape during late afternoon, or a person's face from a dramatic angle, or a horse lit by light from an emerging sun at day break, makes an impression in my mind that tells me "That is a painting!".   In my studio and from life studies, I recreate the life with paint on canvas that is so characteristic of the western life and landscape.  
 
ART EDUCATION
B.A. Fine Art (with honors), Western Colorado University, Gunnison, Colorado
American River College, Sacramento, California
Scottsdale Art School, Scottsdale, Arizona
 
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS  
American Plains Artists  - Signature
Oil Painters of America - Associate
American Women Artists - Associate
 
EXHIBITIONS
Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum - Western Spirit, Cheyenne, Wyoming
Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, Colorado
Western Colorado University, Gunnison, Colorado (solo show)
Red River [...]

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