ENCAUSTIC | OIL | WATERCOLOR | DRAWING
"I am an Artist-Painter on a gypsy sojourn. I seek the solitude of the landscape; content to travel the distance through my work to capture what I long for; a sanctuary in nature. I come away with what I can carry in memory and inspiration.
"I am a contemporary artist who works in a multitude of mixed-paint mediums. My process culminates in the studio, but the joyful inspiration comes from seeking out a piece of the landscape that stops me in my tracks. Like a hunter I observe what is hidden. It is in the underbrush and the dark beauty in nature that appeals to me. Dead limbs, fallen trees are evidence of our impermanence. Perfection is unreal, but the imperfect is perfectly beautiful. I build fresco-like paintings in plaster on birch wood panels which can handle the distress of marred surfaces. The application of various layers and removal of pigment is not unlike an excavation. I search for the undiscovered strata beneath the surface only to leave it be and carefully move on to new ground."
— Jeannette MacDougall
ARTIST STATEMENT: ROOT SERIES
"These excavations of botanical forms in wax and plaster are a deeply personal exploration of my roots, yet the symbolism is universal. Entangled as we are with the soils of our past--the bittersweetness of nostalgia, private tragedies and triumphs, relationships to other and interconnectedness of all--these are the nourishment of our now and future selves. We are sustained by the light, always reaching toward it, and if we allow ourselves, always growing while firmly, deeply rooted."
— Jeannette MacDougall
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Jeannette is a graduate of Parsons School of Art in NYC and has been an instructor at Southwest School of Art in San Antonio for over 30 years. She is highly accomplished in drawing and painting, and her artwork is widely collected. As a professional artist and art educator, she finds great inspiration and joy in sharing her methods and experiences with those ready to tap into their own dreams of self-expression through art exploration.
Southwest School of Art, San Antonio Texas
Graduate of Parsons School of Art NYC
Trinity University SA Texas
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