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Jean studied Art at Exeter College of Art and Design, where she gained a BA(Hons) in Fine Art Sculpture. Whilst there, she immersed herself in the work of the French Animalier Sculptors of the 1800’s (Barye and Mene in particular) and also became fascinated by Degas’ Sculptures. Her work now is a mixture of this rich cultural influence and the desire to capture the movement and presence of the horse in her more freely modelled pieces.
She is currently a teacher at Okehampton College in Devon. Living on the edge of Dartmoor, Jean has always been inspired by the freedom and wildness of the area and translates this into her studies of horses.
She has exhibited in the Mall Galleries London, Newmarket, Bath and Bristol, as well as in local galleries
Most often clay is the medium she prefers to work in because of its instant response and malleability. She then casts this into Bronze or Iron Resins. Jean undertakes her own casting and can produce any of the sculptures listed below. They are all finished individually by her as she sees this as a very important part of the process. Bronze sculptures are available on request, although these are done at a local Foundry, not by the artist. She also does studies of particular animals, and often undertakes commissions to sculpt owners’ horses and dogs