Living Artwork
          Jeanne K. McCormick

About the Artist…

I am a native Detroiter, and have been doing portrait work since the late
1970's.  I work in different media:  charcoal, pencil, conte crayon,  oils,
egg tempera and water colors.  From 1976 - 1979 I was a student in the
fine arts department of the College for Creative Studies.  I also obtained a
degree in Early Childhood Development from Wayne State University, and
in 2006 completed the requirements for a Fine Arts major at Madonna
University in Livonia, Michigan.

My studies led me to a deep appreciation of Edward Curtis' Native
American photographs of the late 1800's.  I subsequently focused my
portrait work on the Native American People, participating in numerous
ried exhibitions in the Midwest during the late 1970's and 1980's.
Because of the deep respect I developed through my work with the Native
American People, I was the only non-Native American artist invited to
participate at a Pow-Wow at Fort Wayne in Detroit.  My Native American
series was exhibited at the Jesse Besser Historical Museum in Alpena, MI.

In recent years, my skills and interests broadened.  After being
commissioned to paint the icon, Christ Pantocrator, I shifted my focus to
include the study of icons and iconology.  Self-taught, I continue to pursue
the ancient crafts of egg-tempera and gilding in my quest to preserve and
follow the historical traditions.   

Water color-is my current passion!  Upon inheriting a complete
supply of water color paints, brushes and paper, I began to explore
portraiture and landscapes through the art of water color.  I love to
apply color in layers using the same technique as in egg tempera
except without the use of egg yolk.  The stunning results coupled
with a much quicker work completion time, soon made it my
newfound love and medium of choice!
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8" x 10"  - $70. plus sales tax
11" x 14"  - $120. plus sales tax
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