International watercolorist Jean Haines SWA is well known
for her passion for working in her favourite medium, watercolour. Having lived
and travelled in many countries this popular artist has had the opportunity to
develop her skills creating incredible paintings whilst under the influence of
masters from many countries including Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Living in China was a time when studying
brush control had the greatest impact on the evolvement of Jeans style. Later
working with artists from India
and Pakistan introduced
vibrant colours in her results compared to her previous more quiet watercolours
created whilst living in Europe.
The combination of East meets West in her style is
unavoidable and to be enjoyed. Free flow of water along with no fear of working
directly minus the use of a preliminary sketch leads Jean to amazing results
that often leave viewers of her working in awe. Light and the use of beautiful
colour along with the ability to take any ordinary subject and turn it into an
extraordinary painting with consistently unique results is what many artists
aspire to achieve. Furthermore Jean has the ability to install enthusiasm and inspirational
motivation in all around her.
Paintings by Jean can be found in homes all over the world.
Favourite subjects are highly sought after from galleries as are places on her
ever growingly popular workshops. These are always restricted in number of
places to ensure the value for those attending.
Jean is a member of the SWA, Society for Women Artists, and
won the Anthony J Lester Award in 2009 during the SWA Annual Exhibition where
her work was likened to Joseph Crawhalls from the famous Glasgow Boys. She
regularly writes for leading art magazines and exhibits in a number of established
"Atmospheric Watercolours" her new exciting book
will be released in 2012 and follows the success of " How To Paint Colour
and Light in Watercolour" launched in 2010.
"Amazing Ways With Watercolour" Jeans popular DVD was filmed by Townhouse Films in 2011 and shows demonstrations on a variety of Jeans favoruite techniques and subjects.