Accumulated experiences of playing in the forests of New Zealand as a child, walking in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, and watching the seasons in the green belt around her home offer layers of imagery for Jeanie's work. Inspired by Emily Carr's "Cathedral of Trees", and the many references to landscape in the ancient writings of the Psalms make Jeanie's paintings rich in narrative.
Born in New Zealand, Jeanie immigrated to Canada with her family in 1980. The vibrant colours of her sub-tropical homeland strongly influence her paintings. Jeanie's worked as a serious painter since her diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer in 2007.
Over the past 10 years she's enjoyed mentoring relationships with a number of local fine artists and has welcomed the discipline of working daily in her home studio to develop a personal style. She has produced a body of work which speaks to her 'kiwi' roots and her spiritual journey through cancer treatment.
Jeanie teaches from her studio and continues to pursue opportunities to grow in her work. Two local restaurants Tastefully Yours on Enterprise Way and Cornerstone Cafe on 96th are currently hosting POP-UP Gallery space for Jeanie's work. Most recently she has shown her work in the White Rock Gallery, The Fort Gallery, The Langley Township Civic Building and the Langley Centennial Museum.
Her work hangs in homes in England, New Zealand and Australia, the United States and Canada.