This Exhibition has now finished 'Movement On Canvas' by Jean Picton
Show Dates: Saturday 5th - Sunday 20th May
Host Galleries is privileged to hold Jean's first major show in the South West.
THE STORY OF AN ACTRESS, PERFORMER
AND CREATIVE ARTIST
Jean joined the circus at the age of 14 and so began her theatrical career. From this modest beginning, by the 1950s Jean had established herself as an entertainer, touring virtually all of the provincial variety theatres in the UK including the London variety circuit -
"I feel my work is more about painting than flowers. the subject matter is just a means to explore the skill of tonal values, composition and the drawn line. I have moved through various phases in my development from minimalist poppy images to more complex structured paintings, exploring a deeper resonance of colour.
My latest works are the result of this thinking. I have taken the abstract form to a larger scale, intensified the colours by adding a resin finish, thus improving the 'movement' within the work. Where I am now is proving the most exciting of all my careers." J Picton
Read more about this fascinating career on Jean's artist page.
TRAINING & ART EDUCATION
2003 - Invited to become a Fellow of The Digswell Art Trust.
2002 - B.A. hons Fine Art. University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield.
1998 - Started ART MENORCA, organizing small group painting holidays on the Mediterranean Island of Menorca, tutoring in water colour and acrylic techniques.
1996 - City & Guilds Ceramic Part 1& 2. West Herts College of Art & Design
1995 - Access in Art & Design. West Herts College of Art & Design, Watford, Herts
1994 - Design Diploma. Central St Martins, University of the Arts, London.