Can you tell us about yourself?
Jean: ‘I was born in England in 1949 and I now live in Holland. I have taught art lessons to many people over the last 30 years. Now I am venturing in to this wonderful new art adventure together with my daughter.’
When did you start painting?
Jean: ‘I have painted for as long as I can remember.’
What inspires you to paint?
Jean: ‘Anything and everything.’
What subjects do you like to paint and why?
Jean: ‘I like to paint portraits of people and animals which are constantly challenging as every face is different.’
Did you go to an art college or are you self taught?
Jean: ‘I am completely self taught.’
Do you have a career in art or is it a hobby?
Jean: ‘For the last thirty years I have had a career in art.’
If you had to chose four colours, what would they be?
Jean: ‘Lemon Yellow, Manganese Blue and Cyan.’
Have you had any exhibitions or publications?
Jean: ‘ Yes, where to start. I usually have an exhibition once or twice a year. Here are a few of my favourite places that I have exhibited over the last few years.
– Amsterdam – Holland – World Trade Centre – Anual Dutch Art Fair
– Rotterdam – Holland – Ahoy – Nationale Kunstdagen – Faces from the Twenties
– The Hague – Holland – Royal Dutch Shell
– The Hague – Holland – Parliament buildings
– The Hague – Holland – OPCW head office
– Noordwijk Holland – Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin – Rembrandt Gala 2005
– Noordwijk – Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin – Nucleair Security Summit 2014
– New York USA – United Nations
– Brooklyn USA – The sketchbook project
Have you had any Publications that you are proud of?
I was featured in an artsits year book
– For the Dutch Government I designed the front cover the Parliamentary agenda- 1999.
What is your specialism?
Jean: ‘Over the past years I have experimented with every medium under the sun. But my very favourite medium to use is oil paint. I love the smell, the way it flows and the brightness of the colours.’
What medium do you use the most?
Jean: ‘Oil paint and watercolours.’
Which artist inspirers you?
Jean: ‘Rembrandt and Holbein.’
If you would like to connect with Jean here are her details:
Website: www.jeanelliot.com and www.studiojean.nl
Instagram: Jean Elliot
Facebook: Jean Elliot
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