In The Studio with Artist Jeanne Wilkinson

Posted by The G on June 3, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | 2 Comments to Read

Photos by G.  Art by Jeanne Wilkinson.

The Painted People by Jeanne Wilkinson

One of the greatest things about this blog is that I am extremely fortunate to attend really cool events and meet all kinds of interesting people.  My version of paying it forward is sharing these cool experiences with you in hopes that you discover or rediscover something that makes you smile.  With that being said, I was very lucky to visit the studio of American artist Jeanne Wilkinson and she gave me a peek into her world and the wonderful art she creates.

I don’t think there’s a genre that Jeanne Wilkinson has not mastered and her works range from abstract paintings to photography to music and visual art.  I was so impressed with her ever evolving body of work, I cannot stress highly enough the importance of going to her website to check out all the great stuff she does.  Her films have been shown at art events across the country and she’s participated in countless gallery shows.

The above picture of The Painted People is just one of many projects she has created and the concept is genius:  she has taken discarded Barbie and Ken dolls and GI Joe action figures and has given them a new and more exciting life.  The Painted People have traveled all over the world and their adventures have been caught on film and in still photos.  I can absolutely envision their stories being told in a movie or TV series franchise.  Are you listening studio moguls?!

Jeanne Wilkinson with the Painted People!

You’d think that having that kind of potential hit on her hands would make Jeanne rest on her laurels.  Not a chance!  After the jump, see even more cool stuff from Jeanne Wilkinson.

The Painted People on a psychedelic adventure. Art by Jeanne Wilkinson

As you can see from the above image, Jeanne Wilkinson’s photography series is really cool and a 180 degree turn from some of the other great things she’s created.  Seeing all these works was so inspiring to me, and not only is Jeanne extremely talented, but she’s a walking encyclopedia of art knowledge!  I am so thankful that she opened up her studio to me to give me (and you) a look into the world as seen through her eyes.  Again, check out her website to see some really cool Flash Animation as well as a plethora of other works that are sure to inspire you.  Thanks again Jeanne and I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with next!

The amazing artist Jeanne Wilkinson and G.

Perhaps I forgot to mention that Jeanne Wilkinson is married to another really talented artist, Mr. Frank Lind, and I was given a tour of his studio too!  Color me lucky!  More on Frank Lind coming soon.  Stay tuned.

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  • Gail said,

    I enjoyed meeting Jeanne at The Clair Oliver Gallery. A very cool lady who does very cool art. Thanks G, for the report and nice pics!

  • Jeff Wright said,

    The Psychedelic People is a most original and captivating image, at once fleeting and arresting. Great story! Jeanne is an old friend who used to write criticism for my magazine Cover.