Jeanette Meehan was born in 1965, to parents Michael Meehan and Gertrude(Kielly)Meehan. Growing up in the small fishing town of Point La Haye, Newfoundland and Labrador.
In 1984 she began as a studio assistant for Christopher Pratt helping with print making, priming canvases, stretching watercolour paper, and eventually underpainting.
In the time Jeanette assisted Pratt’s in his studio, she gradually started working on her own works, doing watercolours and oil paintings.
In 2005 she started showing and selling her work at the Emma Buttler Gallery, later at the Peter Lewis Gallery and now at the James Baird Gallery.
Jeanette had her first group show in 2008 and in 2014 showing with fellow artist at the Emma Butler Gallery. Another showing of her work a the Peter Lewis Gallery in 2016.
Her work is owned in private collections throughout Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada. Her work can also be found in public collection's in St. John’s City Hall, as well as The Rooms Art Gallery and other private collections.
“I paint objects found in my everyday surroundings as I travel around the wonderful province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Things sitting on wharves, lying in sand, driving, anything that moves me in some special way.”
Jeanette lives and works in her studio in Conception Bay South, NL