Jeanette Meehan

Newfoundland, Canada

Jeanette Meehan grew up in Point La Haye, St. Mary’s Bay, a small fishing town on the Avalon Peninsula. Her parents were Michael Meehan and Gertrude(Kielly) Meehan.

In 1984 she started as a studio assistant with Christopher Pratt, sharpening pencils, stretching watercolour paper, priming canvas. after a few years of watching Christopher painting and asking questions, he allowed her to help with underpainting’s, eventually doing full underpainting’s for Christopher, where he would draw his ideas on canvas and instructing her on colour and techniques.

Jeanette started to paint on her own in the 90’s and had her first exhibition with fellow artists in 2008 at the Emma Butler Gallery, again in 2014. In 2016 had an exhibition at the Peter Lewis Gallery.

Her works are privately and publicly owned.

Artist Statement: " Arrival : From Camera To Canvas" is the most important exhibition in my career to date.

I paint objects found in my everyday surroundings as I travel around the wonderful province. Things sitting on wharves, lying in sand, as I’m driving, anything that moves me in some special way. These works are the largest painting I have ever exhibited and I have enjoyed every minute in my studio painting each image in there environment.

Jeanette lives and works in Conception Bay South, NL

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