June 22, 2015 3 min read 1 Comment
Do you remember any highlights about your visit to Creative Catalyst to film your video(s)?
I Loved meeting you as a family!! What a lovely location you have for visiting artists. I also remember the awesome drive both you and Lynn took me on to see the Oregon coast. Thank you so much for such a fantastic experience.
Did creating a video change your career path in any way?
The video was my first. The video really helped me with advertising as a workshop instructor.
What did other artists or students say about your video?
I have received very positive feedback about my Creative Catalyst video. It isn't enough to have a good presentation of clear lessons; the editing team of yours is crucial to the success of the final product.
Tell us how your art has changed / evolved in the last few years?
I am using a lot more mixed media and acrylic to paint with although I still do paint with watercolour.
What inspires you to keep creating?
Learning! Growing as an artist really inspires me.
Have you had some obstacles to overcome to continue art? How did you overcome them?
It is tough to balance aging parents, children and commitment to career. You just have to press on.
Are you continuing to teach art?
I am teaching on a regular basis, I love teaching and have been fortunate to travel to many areas to teach workshops.
What are some of the most common questions your students have?
I think that a common issue with students is the lack of intentions. What you you want to paint? How do you want to paint it? What elements and principles of design will you emphasize to tell your story?
Do you use your videos (or others) in your teaching
I don’t use the videos in a workshop. The videos are a great resource for home and studio time when the instructor is not accessible.
Do you have any new books, videos, shows, galleries, awards, etc. you would like to tell us about?
Learn more about Jean on her website: http://www.jeanpederson.com/artist/
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Nancy Topping Bazin
June 30, 2015
A delightful interview—short and to the point. I especially love your 3 top paintings of people.