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Jeanette is an abstract artist and was born in Alberta and grew up in Calgary. She uses acrylic on canvas. Her natural artistic ability surfaced at an early age where she found herself fascinated with colors from nature. Being surrounded with golden prairies and the majestic blues and grays of the Rocky Mountains, Jeanette absorbed their beauty on a regular basis. Her gift gives her the ability to translate objects in nature into non-representational forms using rich and vivid colors. Her signature technique is her use of layering.
Jeanette attended art history class in University where with each passing lecture she was more and more curious about the techniques used. She was instantly drawn to the works of Wassily Kandinsky, Peter Kitchell and Sam Francis. This gave her inspiration to develop her painting style using layers of colors and lines to incorporate a sense of energy and movement in her work.
Her paintings are based on how she interprets the visual world independent of the object's concreteness. She uses a variety of acrylics, sand and gels and then strips parts of it down using water or tools. They blend together for a harmonious effect for a "sophisticated work of color". Even though she obtained her Education degree and worked in the IT field as a Systems Engineer, Jeanette has continued with her painting as it is something that she is compelled to do. "I've been told my paintings are passionate and colorful. I consider myself very lucky to be following my true passion in life!"