Jean Harris is a mixed media artist, living in Stanstead whose work is inspired by nature and her personal imagination. Her paintings are full of colour and texture and engage the viewer on many levels. She worked for many years as a traditional painter, but through experimentation has adopted a mixed media approach to produce richly layered results.
Jean has attended many art courses and workshops and has participated in group and solo exhibitions. In 2003, she received first prize at the annual competition at La Maison des Arts Saint-Faustin with over 100 artists participating.
Mandalas, which means sacred circle in Sanskrit, are universal, timeless images which can be found all over the world. Although she has often included circles in her paintings, this project of creating traditional, structured mandalas was quite a departure from her past work. She found that the process of creating these images far surpassed the finished work in importance and, for her, was a very satisfying experience.