As an artist, Jeanne
believes strongly in the power of Beauty to enhance the quality of
life because of its ability to bring opposites together in harmony.
For Jeanne, Art is not a luxury, it is a necessity, not for society,
but for every individual as well.
"The meaning of the Tao, to me, is the essence of life.
It is the meaning behind all meanings, and the One Truth that is
the ground of our being. I believe that this truth, taught by all
the great sacred texts, is that everything is one, that all is part
of the whole, and each piece, therefore, is valid. But the only way
to experience this oneness is to become one with our own selves."
- from the Forward in "The
Tao of Watercolor"
The primary medium for
Jeanne's work is watercolor, and she has developed a unique method
for emphasizing the fluidity of transparent color. She uses this technique
to reinforce her special vision: the theme of natural rhythms. The
viewer is transported to that moment in time and space where clinical
reality ends and another dimension, a more essential reality, begins.
In that moment when heaven meets earth, the viewer is constantly reminded
of the beauty and fragility of human life within the great circle of
nature's rhythmic unity.