Jean grew up in the war years and had no real art training, however she was encouraged by a Nun when she attended Notre Dame Convent in Woolwich London. This encouragement resulted in her passing 5 Royal Society of Art exams with honours, which granted her a placement with the Society which she never took up. She was pushed into a secretarial way of life, unfortunately temporarily abandoning the art she'd grown to love.
Jean took up silk painting 30 years ago with Mandy Southan who set up the Guild of Silk Painters in the UK in the 70s, and taught art at Hastings College.
All works painted onto silk , heat treated to become dye-proof; stretched onto board and framed.