T: 01752 241234

E: art@hostgalleries.co.uk

Shop By Artist

Jean Picton [Biography]

Jean Picton

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.

#05 Wild At Night

Mixed Media

#06 Music Ultra

Mixed Media

1980's Chick Flicks ~

Mixed Media on Canvas

All About The Jazz ~

Acrylic on Canvas

Always Remember ~

Acrylic on Canvas

And Then The Sunshine Came ~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Beat Of The Drum~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Call Me Babs ~

Acrylic on Canvas

Dazzler ~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Fruit Burst ~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Glamour ~

Acrylic on Canvas

He Always Gave Me Roses ~

Acrylic on Canvas

Let's Go Dancing ~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Lucky Charms ~

Acrylic on Canvas

Miss Doubtfire ~

Acrylic on Canvas

Moondance ~ Abstract

Mixed Media on Canvas

Pink Punk

Acrylic on Canvas

Spring Whispers ~

Mixed Media on Canvas

The Juicy Bits ~

Acrylic on Canvas

Watercolour ~

Watercolour on Paper

Watercolour ~

Watercolour on Paper

Watercolour ~

Watercolour on Paper

Watercolour ~

Watercolour on Paper

Watercolour ~

Watercolour on Paper

Watercolour ~

Watercolour on Paper

Whispers In The Meadow ~

Acrylic on Canvas

Wild Teal ~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Reserved

Be At One ~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Reserved

Life ~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Reserved

True Romance ~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Reserved

Watercolour ~

Watercolour on Paper

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Brit Pop ~

Acrylic on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Garden Of Promise ~

Acrylic on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Jump With Joy ~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Jungle Splash ~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Lumley~

Acrylic on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Melody Meadow ~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Poppy Dust

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Splash Of Sparkle ~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Unicorns & Fairytales ~

Acrylic on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Yazoo ~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

You Got Me ~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Jean Picton

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.

Address

Host Galleries
12 Whimple Street
Plymouth
PL1 2DH
Devon
United Kingdom

Contact

T: 01752 241234
E: art@hostgalleries.co.uk

Host Galleries Manager: Neil Stallard (Director) email: neil@hostgalleries.co.uk. Sales Assistant: Lara Phillips. email: grace@hostgalleries.co.uk

Office Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday: 10 - 5pm

Sunday: 12 midday - 4pm

© Host Galleries 2020

Website by artlook