I am excited to introduce you to a talented artist I recently discovered.

These colorful landscapes and barn scenes just make me happy.

I adore the simplicity of the compositions with the bold colors combined. 

Jean Jack

Portland, Maine

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What is your training?

I attended ART STUDENTS LEAGUE in New York City in the early 1960″s

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What inspires you and your designs?

When I see a farmhouse or barn that I want to paint I get a rush and know I need to photograph it.

 

What is your favorite piece?

 It is called Maine Barns White  It sold some time ago.

Maine Barns white oil on canvas 48 x 48

 I also love one I just finished called Pole Barn series.

Pole Fence Series #1 36"h x 72"w oil/canvas

I sold a couple of years ago called Queen Anne’s Lace.

QUEEN ANNE'S LACE oil/x 66" x 66' $8500.

 

How has the your area influenced your work?

So many farmhouse and barns and I love the light.

 

What is your favorite restaurant in Portland?

In Portland there are so many. I love Fore Street.

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What is your favorite cocktail?

Martini

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How do you balance personal life and work?

I just paint during the week and leave the weekends for touring around Maine or shopping for antiques.

 

Dream trip?

Ireland

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Dream commission?

A large painting to paint my favorite barns and farmhouses.

 

Your favorite host / hostess gift to give?

Wine

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Who is your style icon?

My daughter Kress Jack in Mill Valley California

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Your favorite up and coming artist?

My favorite artist at the moment is Russell Chatham but he is hardly up and coming.

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What is your most treasured possession?

A very old, very small birdhouse. 

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What are you reading?

Memory Man by David Baldacci

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What are you listening to?

Coldplay

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What are your favorite blogs / publications?

Don’t spend much time on the internet but love Garden & Gun

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Enjoy Jean’s stunning portfolio.

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Meadowlark Farm blue oil on canvas 36 x 48

red truck parked 50 x 50 oil on linen $6800.

meeting house oil/canvas 36 x 48

Birthday oil/canvas 54 x 54

Haven Farm 48 x 48 oil/canvas $6800.

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red barn door 18 x 18 oil/canvas $1800

Light goes thru oil on canvas 18 x 18 $1800.

Summer Cometh 20 x 60 oil/canvas $5500.

Blue Porch oil/canvas 36 x 36 $4800.

Two Doves Farm oil on canvas 48 x 48 $6800

sugar house oil on linen 30 x 40 $5500.

old Dairy Farm 50" x 50" oil on canvas

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pole fence series 2 48 x 48 oil/canvas

blue yonder 36 x 36 oil/canvas

Orange Tractor 40"h x 50"w

Wilburs White Car oi/canvas 48 x 48 $6200.

Saltwater Farm 72"w x 68"h oil on linen $8500.

Portfolio images via Blueprint Store and Art Collector Maine.

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