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 Demonstration Artists


September 14                     Jean Jain                        Chinese Brush Painting

October 12                          Nancy Clarke Mariani      Pastel Artist

November 9                        Nikki Milley                      Graphite/Charcoal

January 11                          Kelsey Merkle                  Mixed Media

February 8                          Jane Linkowski                Acrylic Artist

March 8                              Ylli Haruni                        Oil Painting

April 12                               Jennifer Koury                 Watercolor Artist

May 10                               TBA                                  Critiques



     Jean Jain began formal art training under George Palmer in 1970 at D’Youville College, while pursuing a BA in French. She also holds an MLS degree in School Library Media from the University at Buffalo. She became interested in Chinese painting in 1986, while spending three months in China, where she took private lessons in Chinese Brush painting from Dalien art professor, Sun Fu-Yi. She has continued her study of “xie yi” or free brush painting with Chinese mineral and vegetable based watercolors and ink on rice paper with May Lee and later with Theresa Lee of Buffalo.

     Jean has developed her own personal style over the years, which encompasses Chinese materials and methods melded with both Eastern and Western philosophies, subjects and scenes found in nature and everyday life in China, Southeast Asia, Europe and the United States. Her international travels have been a great source of inspiration.