Berlin, VT – Faces & Places/Vermont & Italy is the title of Jeneane Lunn’s exhibit in the Central Vermont Medical Center lobby gallery.
The Paintings & Pastels in the exhibit were done over the last ten years. The portraits are the oldest work and date from the time before Jeneane’s daughter, Annie, died. The Vermont landscapes also date from that time. The pastels of Italy were done this past summer in the Subequo Valley in Abruzzo, Italy. “It is a wonderful magical place,” said Jeneane. You can read about it in her blog: http://jimjeneaneitaly.blogspot.com/
Jeneane grew up in Oklahoma and took private art classes from the time she was thirteen. When she graduated from college, she moved to New York City to attend the Art Students League of New York. “While living and painting in NYC, I created a killer resume by entering my work in many national exhibitions, and I won several awards for my work.”
When Jeneane moved to Vermont, she taught oil painting and showed her work all over Burlington. She quickly realized there were many good oil painters but there were no pastelists. She began teaching pastels and has had hundreds of students over the years. “I am so proud of all my adult students who have pursued their life long dream of being artists,” she noted.
Fifteen years ago, Jeneane began teaching drawing and painting to middle and high school students. Many of them have gone on to art school and careers in the arts. “I am forever grateful to my teachers, and I have tried hard to share the things I have had the privilege to learn with as many people as possible. If you should happen to think that you cannot be an artist or learn to draw or paint, then you have not yet found the right teacher,” she concluded.
Jeneane’s exhibit runs until December 5, 2014.