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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.

#02 Miss Doubtfire

Acrylic on Canvas

#03 The Eve of Greatness

Acrylic on Canvas

#04 Magic

Acrylic on Canvas

Abstract Dance ~

Mixed Media on Canvas

All Through The Night

Mixed Media on Canvas

Ascott

Mixed Media on Canvas

Blue Lagoon

Mixed Media on Canvas

Blue is the Colour

Mixed Media on Canvas

Cherry Pop ~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Cluster of Colour

Acrylic on Canvas

Dragon's Den 2

Mixed Media on Canvas

Drum Funk

Acrylic on Canvas

Emotions ~

Acrylic on Canvas

Faded Passion

Mixed Media on Canvas

Frantic Foliage

Mixed Media on Canvas

Full Bloom ~ non-resin

Acrylic on Canvas

Glamour ~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Glittering Collection

Acrylic on Canvas

Global Love ~

Acrylic on Canvas

Goosebumps~

Acrylic on Canvas

Holi Dance

Mixed Media on Canvas

Hot Lips~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Jolly Gosh

Mixed Media on Canvas

Let's Dance ~

Acrylic on Canvas

Little Me II

Mixed Media on Canvas

Make Smiles~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Morning Blushes ~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Moses ~

Acrylic on Canvas

Northern Smile

Acrylic on Canvas

Orange Petals

Mixed Media on Canvas

Pink

Mixed Media on Canvas

Pink Profusion

Mixed Media on Canvas

Pink Stems

Mixed Media on Canvas

Purity ~ non-resin

Acrylic on Canvas

Rainbow Love

Mixed Media on Canvas

Saving Grace

Mixed Media on Canvas

Shake Some Moves ~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Simple Elegance ~

Acrylic on Canvas

Simple Kisses

Mixed Media on Canvas

Some Like It Hot

Mixed Media on Canvas

Special Day ~

Acrylic on Canvas

Summer Release

Mixed Media on Canvas

Tango Twist ~

Mixed Media on Canvas

The Poppy Behind

Mixed Media on Canvas

The Squeeze ~

Acrylic on Canvas

Ultravox ~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Vitality Boost

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

Watercolour ~

Watercolour on Paper

Yellow Profusion

Mixed Media on Canvas

All The Glory ~

Acrylic on Canvas

Club Tropicana ~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Hidden Gems ~

Acrylic on Canvas

Keep Chasing Me~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Miss Doubtfire ~

Acrylic on Canvas

Petals I

Mixed Media on Canvas

Reserved

All The Love

Mixed Media on Canvas

Reserved

Coat of Many Colours

Mixed Media on Canvas

Reserved

Delicate Charm

Mixed Media on Canvas

Reserved

Drums

Acrylic on Canvas

Reserved

Indian Summer ~

Acrylic on Canvas

Reserved

Money Chaser~

Mixed Media on Canvas

Reserved

Redrum~

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.

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