Artist, Jean K. Stephens, will give a presentation entitled “Sharing a Bit of Colored Pencil Technique” at the April 24 meeting of the Irondequoit Art Club to be held 7:30 PM at Chapel Oaks, St. Ann’s Community, 1550 Portland Ave., Rochester, NY 14621, after the club’s 7 PM business meeting. There is no charge for this event and the site is accessible to all.
A Rochester native, Jean K. Stephens, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Masters in Art Education from RIT. Her desire for additional training led to study with Carol Marine, John Whalley, David Leffel, Sherrie McGraw and the late Thomas Buechner. Jean’s drawings and paintings have been selected for national juried exhibitions and are included in private and corporate collections. Her oil landscapes can be viewed at Canandaigua National Bank branches in Greece, Penfield, Victor, Chili, and Webster.
A love of organic form and a spiritual connection to nature is at the heart of Jean’s still life drawings and oil paintings. Natural forms are placed on man-made surfaces such as weathered wood, pages from her Great-Grandmother’s autograph book, or old postcards. Her artwork expresses an inward journey. Excitement comes where brush meets canvas and pencil touches paper, where trust allows the universal to speak. Jean offers instruction in oil painting and colored pencil drawing in her studio in Honeoye Falls.
To view samples of her work, visit www.jeankstephens.com