Jeanne’s work is mostly about experiences and experiencing, and the process of creating an image; a free exchange where the unconscious can react to what her consciousness is perceiving so that the image may emerge as it wants and needs to.
Her work is mostly not of a figurative nature but should a recognisable form appear, it is because it wants to and not because she has dictated it to be there. It is also about the materials she uses, their properties and trying to respect them with all the integrity that she has.
Jeanne studied Fine Art from the early – mid 80s at Technikon Witwatersrand and at Michaelis School of Art at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. After setting forth into a career in advertising, the film industry, a two year stint as an art teacher and finally a journalist and publisher, she returned full time to her canvasses in 2001. In 2012 she embarked on a South East Asian journey that lasted 3 years. It may not yet be over as she currently works from an island studio in the Philippines.
|1985||Technikon Witwatersrand Group Exhibition at Market Gallery|
|2001||Objects of Desire” at artist’s studio|
|2002||Jennifer Stewart Collection|
|2002||South African Society of Artists annual Merit Exhibition|
|2002||Solo Exhibition, De stijl Gallery, Onrus|
|2003||Members Exhibition AVA, Cape Town|
|2004||Absolute Vodka Exhibition, AVA, Cape Town|
|2004||Heritage Square and Strega Ristorante, Cape Town|
|2005||Members Exhibition AVA, Cape Town|
|2006||“Art from the Heart” Exhibition, Artscape Opera House, Cape Town|
|2006||KKNK Festival, Oudstoorn|
|2006||Art on the Piazza, Lisa King Gallery, Cape Town|
|2006||Positive Exhibition, Sun City|
|2006||VEO Art Fair, Veo Gallery, Cape Town|
|2006||“Not tonight Josephin”; Josephine’s Mill, Newlands, Cape Town|
|2007||Pride exhibition, Artscape, Cape Town|
|2007||Gordon Froud’s “Boerekitch” exhibition, KKNK, Oudsthoorn|