Jean is a graduate of Edinburgh Collge of Art and, until 2004, lectured in Art & Design. She was born in Dundee and now lives and works near South Queensferry. Jean's work is shown in a variety of galleries both nationally and internationally.
"When I was at Art College I studied painting and ceramics. An initial interest in Japanese ceramics led to more in-depth investigation of the philosophies behind Japanese design – how they impact on all aspects of life from architecture, to cookery, to clothing, housing, interior design and gardens. I find that my own working and living preferences reflect this interest in a quiet and meditative atmosphere and this supports and sustains my artistic endeavours. The paintings come directly from the opportunity to “live inside my own head” and to generally avoid crowds and noise, not always possible or desirable, of course!"