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JeanC artist at her work station

Celebrate nature with me!

I'm a surface pattern designer and illustrator who lives and works in Boise, Idaho. My distinctive personal style reflects my graphic design background and celebrates nature through the artful reimagining of floral and animal shapes.

 

Native plants and flowers, animals, and organic shapes are all brought to life with contrasting and harmonious colors and bold compositions. 

 

“Beautiful shape-making is key when I create my patterns. I strive to bring out the symmetries and lovely negative spaces in my work.”

 

Digital illustration is my primary tool when developing patterns. I'm also proficient in watercolor, having been taught by Clay McGaughy, Finis Collins, Nick Jaros and Ivan McDougall. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Art from Trinity University in San Antonio and a Masters in Technical Communication from the University of Minnesota.

Creating a path between the indoor and outdoor you!

“Earth rejoices our words, breathing and peaceful steps. Let every breath, every word and every step make the mother earth proud of us.”― Amit Ray

From very early on, I was inspired by the incredible artistry of Charley Harper and David Weidman. The commercial illustrators of the 50s and 60s were geniuses in using a minimalist style to bring to life their subject matter. As far as surface pattern design in the area of textiles, I'm captivated by post-WW2 pattern design defined by the work of a few woman designers, including Jacqueline Groag and Lucienne Day. Beautiful shape-making is key when I create my patterns. I strive to bring out the symmetries and lovely negative spaces in my work.

Beautiful shape-making is key when I create my patterns.
I strive to bring out the symmetries and lovely negative spaces
in my work.
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