“I’m happiest when I’ve taken some effort to get to the place I’m painting. There is nothing more exciting for me than to hike, snowshoe, or mulepack to remote peaks, hidden canyons, windswept desert outcroppings or the rocky shores where land meets sea.” – Jean
Monday, February 23, 2009
Jean LeGassick was born in California in 1950 and lived there for her first 47 years. She graduated from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, in 1979 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Her artist affiliations include the Plein Air Painters of America and the California Art Club. Jean was recently honored by being chosen as one of six artists filmed for the PBS series, "Plein-Air: Painting the American Landscape." An art instructor at Cerro Coso Community College in Bishop, California for many years, she continues to teach an occasional oil painting workshop. The summer 2008 issue of American Artist's Workshop Magazine features Jean teaching a recent Art in the Aspens Workshop in Pueblo, Colorado. Jean now lives in Silver City, a small, historic mining town in northern Nevada.