Jeane George Weigel
Jeane Weigel is a working studio artist, a painter. She is represented by Juniper Sky Fine Art Gallery at Coyote Gulch Art Village in Ivins (Kayenta), Utah. Her work is owned by over 30 private collectors in Washington, Oregon, Utah, Arizona, Pennsylvania, California and Canada, and has been accepted in the St. George Art Museum’s annual invitational, The Regional, for three consecutive years. She received Best of Acrylic in 2003. Jeane is passionate about art and believes that a primary reason for her being here is to encourage people to pursue their art and to stick with it; to inspire those who have lost their art to reclaim it; and to help people who have only dreamed of making art take those first steps into their creativity. To this end, she founded Blue Raven Art Studio. Blue Raven Studio fosters support for the arts and the individual artist, by creating a comfortable enviroment for all who choose to participate in the varied classes offered there. Jeane teaches three classes per week at Blue Raven, but wishes to expand her reach into other communities as well. Jeane believes, firmly, that there is no one way to approach art–there is no wrong way, no right way–only each individual’s way. Her particular teaching gift is her ability to help people open to their own art, guiding them on a journey of artistic self-discovery. She believes this is possible because of her own personal experience. “I face a canvas everyday. Because I know the courage that takes, because I face the fear, because I embrace the humility it requires to make art, I can ask my students to take that same leap of faith.” Although her primary medium is acrylic, she also teaches students to work in mised media including oils and oil sticks and is now working in encaustuc as part of herHazel by Jeane Weigel painting process. She works well with people who have never held a paint brush, as well as experienced painters, and everyone in between. In addition to teaching painting, Jeane also guides an Artist’s Way class based on the book by Julia Cameron. “The Artist’s Way” investigates our need for creativity and our inherent fears about being creative. It was this book which brought Jeane back to painting after twenty-six years. Not only was it life-transforming for her, she has seen it transform other lives in her classes over the years. Jeane is open to discussing any inspiration or need a school, community, individual or organization has in mind. She would be Jeane with studentdelighted to kick around ideas with anyone who has an interest. Who knows what could be born from that kind of collaboration? Jeane is available for four-day weekends. She would enjoy short-term and extended projects, with ages 17 and up. And she would love to work directly with teachers and/or other artists. All student materials are to be provided by the contracting program.