Originals, Cards and Prints
Although living in the heart of highland Perthshire, Jean Feeney admits that some of her greatest artistic inspiration comes from a very different part of the Scottish landscape. From her first visit to Ardnamurchan and the West Coast in 1990 Jean fell in love with the landscape, light and colour there, and these have been at the center of her creative output ever since. Born in York, Jean has Scottish roots through her father’s family and came back to live north of the border over 15 years ago.
When an earlier back injury deteriorated, oddly enough this gave Jean the impetus to rekindle her old love! An intensive fine art training followed and simultaneously she began to develop her own style. Her subjects focus on the raw beauty of some of the remotest areas in Scotland and beyond, and she is becoming known in the art world for her energetic and sculptural use of paint. It has often been remarked that her work displays a keen eye for detail and a sheer joy of application. She has worked in a variety of media and her trademark is strong and bold colour combined with energy, light and atmosphere. Her main influences are the Scottish colourists and some of the German expressionists and, of course, Van Gogh for his love of yellow and use of thickly applied and textured paint.
Her work is becoming increasingly in demand and is represented in many private and corporate collections throughout the world. As a result of a growing market she produced her first two limited edition prints in 1993, and many more have followed. These sell widely throughout the U.K. She exhibits extensively throughout the UK and has had several solo exhibitions in Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and one is planned in the Cotswolds early next year.