Born and raised in Schenectady, N.Y. to two trained fine artists who met at Syracuse University (where I graduated as well). I started drawing as soon as I could hold a crayon and brush. The artistic atmosphere definitely inspired me. Dad was listed in Who Was Who in American Art, worked as an art director at General Electric, taught at the local museum, and occasionally taught classes in his large art studio in our home along with my mother, also an accomplished fine artist.
I live in Mulberry, Florida (since 1989) and spend my time designing, crafting, reading and volunteering. I make a "living" from my designs on products sold by Cafe Press and Zazzle but with a conservative estimate of 20 million designs being uploaded by other artists every year and vying for attention,, I'm branching out here at Fine Arts America. I'm also resuming doing my handcrafted items and posting them over at Etsy (HeartBridge.Etsy.com) and Bonanza.com/HeartBridgeGallery.
The goal, time permitting, is to post my top selling designs here on FAA, including designs from my Masterpiece Dogs series where I have inserted over 100 dog breeds (+ cat breeds and other pets) into some of the most loved masterpieces in the world including Van Gogh's Starry Night and Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa as well as some of Monet's water lily paintings and J. W. Waterhouses romantic masterpieces. You can see them on 100+ products at MasterpieceDogs.com
Thanks for visiting and I hope you check back. Any questions may be directed to me, Jean, at: firstname.lastname@example.org