Saturday, March 21, 2009
Jean Perry started art classes at age 5 when her mother sent her to Saturday lessons at the Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Mo. Summer classes continued until college where she majored in Fine Art at the University of Colorado. It was at this time that she began painting in an abstract, nonobjective style. Jean continued sporadic lessons through the early years of marriage and raising four children. In 1980 Jean and her husband, Gil, moved to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and she decided to make a full time commitment to her love of art. Signing up for a local Plein-Air workshop taught by Mel Fillerup of Wyoming she discovered the joys of painting on location. “We painted every day even in a spring snow storm and I knew I had found my direction.”
You can visit her website here.