Jean Picton has been working in the creative industries all her life. Her colourful and eventful journey, has led her to this current stage as an award winning, internationally renowned selling visual artist. However you may be surprised to learn she has also been a Circus Performer, a Windmill Girl, Head Of Wardrobe for the BBC, Director of a Touring Production Company, Owner of an art school, and completed a Fine Art Degree after her ‘official’ retirement age began. It was this final step, when her work was selected by a gallery in her degree show, that led Jean to selling her art globally with art publisher, Buckingham Fine Art.
We challenge anyone not to feel uplifted and jolly after viewing this dazzling array of fun and energetic artwork. Inspired by the complimentary colours of David Hockney’s Landscapes, she has directed her still life palette in the same direction.
Come along and view Jean's new works for yourself, at The Art Nest throughout May 2019.
So we are thrilled that Jean wanted to spread some joy to the people of Hitchin again, with this wonderful new show of her very latest work.
By Jeans’ own admission, this new series of work is not going to be to everyones taste, hence her reference to Marmite. Neither are they for the faint hearted. However if you want bold, playful, uplifting paintings to brighten your home, then these certainly are the works for you. Jean always has an ever positive outlook on life, and we feel these paintings reflect her personality wonderfully.