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Jean Picton [Biography]

Jean Picton

'Movement On Canvas'
by Jean Picton
'Meet The Artist'

VIP Preview Night Fri 4th may 7-9pm
Jean will also be in the gallery on Saturday 5th May

Contact the gallery for your invitation 01752 310 116

Show dates: Saturday 5th - Sunday 20th May

Host Galleries are privileged to hold Jean's first major show in the South West.

THE STORY OF AN ACTRESS, PERFORMER
AND CREATIVE ARTIST

"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

In 1954 Jean was invited to become a Windmill Girl at the famous Windmill Theatre in the West End of London. During her time there she worked with such greats as Harry Secombe and Bruce Forsyth.

In the 1970s Jean spent some time in the USA having been invited to represent the UK and Britishness, due to Jean'?s cabaret act. Jean performed at venues such as the Chicago Hilton Hotel and the Carlton Hotel, New York. Whilst in the USA Jean became a regular on the Joey Adams'? chat show, '?Coast to Coast'?.

In the 1980s Jean returned to England and was often seen on British TV. Jean worked on shows such as '?Hi-de-hi', 'EastEnders'? and appeared in many TV ads.
At the same time Jean was working on the British cabaret circuit as an established performer.

Upon retiring from show business at the beginning of the 1990s Jean began painting as a hobby but quickly realised she had a talent for art. Because of this Jean decided to take her art seriously and this led to Jean attaining a BA Hons degree in Fine Art in 2002.

Since gaining her Degree, Jean'?s new found career as an artist has gone from strength to strength. As a professional artist Jean'?s work sells not only throughout the UK but also Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany and as far away as North America, Mexico, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. Jean is truly an international artist.

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.

'Bumble'

Acrylic on Paper

'Hey Hey'

Acrylic on Paper

'Turn Down The Lights'

Mixed Media on Canvas

Amour~

Acrylic on Canvas

Anthems~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Ascott~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Away From The City~

Acrylic on Canvas

Beat Of The Drum~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Bentley Chaser~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Blueberry Breeze~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Bounce, Bounce~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Buck's Fizz~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Cannon Ball Run~

Acrylic on Canvas

Carlow~

Acrylic on Canvas

Chasing History~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Crystal Clear~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Custard For All~

Acrylic on Canvas

Delirium~

Acrylic on Canvas

Dover Sole~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Give Joy~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Good To Go~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Hot Pink Socks~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Ice Rain~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Jam Sandwich~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Jolene~

Acrylic on Canvas

Let's Go~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Lucky 13~

Acrylic on Canvas

Magic- Abstarct~

Acrylic on Canvas

Moments In The Sun~

Acrylic on Canvas

Morning Burst~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Morning Glory~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Morning Smile~

Acrylic on Canvas

Morning Song~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Music House~

Acrylic on Canvas

Music Is Wonderful ~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Only The Brave Stand Out~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Random Kindness~

Acrylic on Canvas

Screamer~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Shake Some Moves ~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Stars And Planets~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Strawberry Cheesecake~

Acrylic on Canvas

Tapau~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Twiggy~

Acrylic on Canvas

Two Horse Race~

Acrylic on Canvas

Watercolour Originals~

Watercolour on Paper

Watercolour Originals~

Watercolour on Paper

Hot Stuff!~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Keep Chasing Me~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Make Smiles~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Ribena Soak~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Reserved

All In The Dance~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Reserved

Apple Turnover~

Acrylic on Canvas

Reserved

Dream Catcher~

Acrylic on Canvas

Reserved

Drums~

Acrylic on Canvas

Reserved

Full Pinks~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Reserved

Lemon Curd~

Acrylic on Canvas

Reserved

Quick Kiss~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Reserved

Watercolours Originals~

Watercolour on Paper

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

'Elegance'

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

He Gave Me Flowers~

Acrylic on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Hot Lips~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Hoxton Finest~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Huckleberry Finn ~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Lemon Squeeze~

Watercolour on Paper

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Loud And Proud~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

No Need For Coffee~

Acrylic on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Poppy Cluster~

Acrylic on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Redrum~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Sagaro~

Acrylic on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Show Me The Money~

Acrylic on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Squeeze Me Tight~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Tango Twist ~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Jean Picton

'Movement On Canvas'
by Jean Picton
'Meet The Artist'

VIP Preview Night Fri 4th may 7-9pm
Jean will also be in the gallery on Saturday 5th May

Contact the gallery for your invitation 01752 310 116

Show dates: Saturday 5th - Sunday 20th May

Host Galleries are privileged to hold Jean's first major show in the South West.

THE STORY OF AN ACTRESS, PERFORMER
AND CREATIVE ARTIST

"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

In 1954 Jean was invited to become a Windmill Girl at the famous Windmill Theatre in the West End of London. During her time there she worked with such greats as Harry Secombe and Bruce Forsyth.

In the 1970s Jean spent some time in the USA having been invited to represent the UK and Britishness, due to Jean'?s cabaret act. Jean performed at venues such as the Chicago Hilton Hotel and the Carlton Hotel, New York. Whilst in the USA Jean became a regular on the Joey Adams'? chat show, '?Coast to Coast'?.

In the 1980s Jean returned to England and was often seen on British TV. Jean worked on shows such as '?Hi-de-hi', 'EastEnders'? and appeared in many TV ads.
At the same time Jean was working on the British cabaret circuit as an established performer.

Upon retiring from show business at the beginning of the 1990s Jean began painting as a hobby but quickly realised she had a talent for art. Because of this Jean decided to take her art seriously and this led to Jean attaining a BA Hons degree in Fine Art in 2002.

Since gaining her Degree, Jean'?s new found career as an artist has gone from strength to strength. As a professional artist Jean'?s work sells not only throughout the UK but also Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany and as far away as North America, Mexico, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. Jean is truly an international artist.

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.

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