Jeanne has been inspired by the landscape, history and people of Orkney since her first visit over 30 years ago. using watercolour and oil paint, she renders landscapes onto canvas, paper and lampshades in her Stromness studio. During the winter of 2010-2011 she lived in the late Sylvia Wishart’s cottage and used her studio where she created a 6 x 43 foot canvas panel of Hoy, her view from Outertown.
Private commissions are taken for large original canvas hangings. These flexible paintings hang from stained wood battens and integrate the solidity of stone with the fluidness of canvas freed from stretching. Some of these larger items are available in small versions in prints on stretched canvas.
Jeanne also paints small original watercolours in the style of the unique Provincetown Print, or watercolour white-line woodblock. Copies of these can be enlarged and printed onto stretched canvas.
Currently Jeanne is working on a book of poetry inspired by Happy Valley. Her painting was selected to illustrate the cover of the 2011 poetry anthology ‘Shadows of our Ancestors’, produced for the 2011 Scottish World Heritage Site Day.
Three of her large canvas works are currently on display in the Stromness Hotel. Other works can be seen at the Odin Stone in Kirkwall, the Waterfront Gallery in Stromness and the Hundland Gallery in Swannay, Birsay.