Jean is a local Wildlife Artist based in Ireleth, Askam-in-Furness. She was trained as a Scientific Illustrator at Blackpool Art College and this is where she developed her eye for detail. Her Uncle and godfather, the late Artist T. Leslie Hawkes, encouraged her detailed work when she was young and often gave her painting lessons.
She has worked in various locations doing Arty things including a pottery company near Poulton Le Fyde designing the transfers for the china. Her Originals go all over the world as well as her limited edition prints.
She exhibits in her local art societies and regularly exhibited in the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art and The Lake Artists Society.
Jean has been in the finals of the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year twice now and exhibited at the Mall Galleries in London. She also exhibits regularly with the Association of Wildlife Artists and their Best British Wildlife Award as their Children's choice award.
Last year she started exhibiting at the Exhibition of Wildlife Art on the Wirral, a place for all the top wildlife artists to exhibit in the North of England. She does a fair amount of pet portrait work which are commissioned from all over the world and are booked a year in advance. Her passion is painting a moment, a highlight, a look, in the wonderful world of wildlife.