Jean’s curiosity for being creative evolved from her youth. As a child, she would use her grandmother’s Simplicity tissue paper patterns, as her first medium to draw upon. She would look at the Vogue envelopes as a guide, thinking to herself, when I grow up I will be just like them, designing and coloring with great imagination.
Jean is a multimedia artist from South Bend, Indiana who has been using whimsical designs of nature, to purposeful repurposing over the last 12 years. Creating artsy-fartsy one-of-a-kind unique pieces of art for her viewer’s delight. Her inspiration has evolved from taking artistic pointers from preschoolers who say OOP’s, where there are no mistakes in art. Because children organically are free to color outside the lines. Using new and used items, as she doodles from a space of survival, Jean can take any object, from food to textiles to bring creativity into a purpose with vibrance and life.