jean Denis



Jean Denis was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in a suburb of Chicago. She was influenced by her great aunt, Edna (Ted) Vognild and grandmother, Vera Denis, who’s art work led her to major in art history and painting at Southern Illinois University. She left the Midwest and came West, living in the San Francisco Bay area for many years and then pursuing her dream of being close to nature in Fall Creek Oregon.

In Oregon, she met and was influenced by many fine artists, including Adam Grosowsky, D. Brent Burkett, and Jerry Ross.

Jean paints landscapes, seascapes, interiors, and whatever else moves her, but it is the human portrait that provides her with the greatest challenge, intimidation and delight. Portraits attempt to bring someone here and now, transcending time and space, in an effort to mimic the immortal life force present in the human spirit or soul.

Jean has had solo exhibitions at the following galleries:

Solo Museum Show:

Group Shows: Juried paintings have been displayed at: