When one thinks of watercolor art, soft colors and washes typically come to mind not the rich, vibrant colors and detail evident in the art work of Jeanne De Haan. This is a style Jeanne is very comfortable with and her results certainly justify her divergence from the norm.
From her earliest years growing up on the Great Plains, to the Rocky Mountains where she started her family, Jeanne was intrigued the natural beauty around her. Today, using inspiration gleaned from her extensive gardens and the changing seasons in the woodlands that surround her country home in Michigan, she finds an endless source of subject material for many of her vibrant paintings.
Jeanne’s attention to detail, color and light can be seen in many other art media she regularly utilizes as well. Her varied art background includes oil and acrylic painting, charcoal, pen & ink, pottery, hand-dyed fabric, pieced/hand-stitched quilts, fused and stained glass, and even concrete.
Jeanne De Haan’s watercolor paintings have been licensed for use on fabric and sold internationally by a prominent sports clothing manufacturer. She regularly teaches classes on her watercolor technique and is becoming one of the regions more notable emerging artists. Her art has been featured in multiple galleries and she competes in national as well as international shows. Jeanne's most recent success has been being chosen as the featured artist for the August 2009 “Milford Memories“ art fair.