Jean was born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Originally trained as a nurse at Allentown Hospital and Moravian College, she worked for many years in the nursing profession. A number of family relocations to Texas and New Jersey enabled Jean to pursue additional academic interests. She studied at Sam Houston State College in Texas, and went on to earn an English Teaching Certificate from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. While living in New Jersey and Texas, she renewed an early interest in art, and began oil painting under the tutelage of several local prominent artists. Now a full-time professional oil painter, she has been recognized internationally for her work.
Jean paints exclusively with oils on canvas, and her style is realistic, often described as 'representational art' by current nomenclature. Her primary subjects are still lifes, florals, garden scenes, landscapes, and western US themes. With precise brushwork and a love of detail, she concentrates on the fine replication of her subjects. Often moved by a certain scene or object, her goal is to capture those emotional aspects, and hopefully stimulate similar feelings in the mind of the viewer of her works.
In recent years, Jean has won numerous awards in local and national shows, and has been selected for many juried shows. Her works are held by collectors in the US, and in many countries around the world. She is a Signature Member of American Women Artists (AWA), Signature Member of National Society of Artists (NSA), Signature Member of Western Artists of America (WAA), and is also a current Associate Member of Women Artists of the West (WAOW), and Oil Painters of America (OPA).
Jean currently resides in Fulshear, Texas.