Jean’s work is more about “painting” than “flowers”. The subject matter is used as a means to explore the skill of tonal values, composition and the drawn line. She has moved through various phases in her 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 made her think about the relationship between colours and their ability to create movement on canvas.
Her latest works are the result of this thinking. Jean has taken the abstract form to a larger scale, intensified the colours by adding a resin finish, and thus created “movement” within the work.