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.