Jean Clark

  • Categories: Painting, Printmaker
  • Member Since: 2021

My background is in textile design, illustration and fine art. The Art Students League helped me to open up to the making of fine art, where I took courses in painting, anatomy of the figure and printmaking. I studied textile design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and have also attended printmaking workshops at the Arts Center in Troy and Skidmore College in Saratoga.
For much of my early life I lived in the Bronx and commuted to my job in downtown Manhattan. I was the lead designer for Glassmasters, a stained glass studio that made original and reproduction pieces for the gift industry and museums shops.
My commute from the Bronx was filled with visual imagery- graffiti and Keith Haring chalk drawings covered the subway and sidewalks. Neo-Expressionism had taken hold in the galleries and museums. It was an exciting and inspiring time for a visual artist.

By the late 1980’s (needing a bit less stimuli!) my husband and I made a 180-degree turn. We quit our jobs in the city and purchased 40 acres of old farmland in upstate NY. I continue to make art and the hills and seasonal colors of beautiful Washington County continue to inspire me!