Why do I create art? I have always found joy in drawing and painting. Now as a seasoned artist I feel more deeply motivated by a desire to touch another life in some meaningful way. I might share a story or create an enduring visual treasure for others to enjoy. This type of communication through my work is a wonderful and fulfilling bonus to the personal pleasure that creating generates.
Jean Hand Triol earned a masters degree in education from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and practiced and taught clinical laboratory science for thirty-five years. She is now out of the lab and classroom – exercising her talents in watercolor and oil. Jean studied life drawing under artist John Rawlings and watercolor with artist Karen Leigh. She toured France, watercolors and brushes in hand, painting by the famous water lily pond in Monet’s garden, the highlight of the trip.
During the past fifteen years, her award winning paintings have been exhibited in juried art shows in Philadelphia, Kansas City, Hockaday Museum of Art, and Bigfork Art and Cultural Center. She holds signature membership in the Montana Watercolor Society. The artist’s original artwork may currently be seen at her home studio in Maricopa, Arizona.