There was never a time in Jeannine’s life when she wasn’t creating. Artistic expression was always encouraged in a family that was not shy to things of this nature. For a time Jeannine identified herself solely as an artist. She knew with absolute certainty that this was what she wanted to do. Fascinated by all mediums, she briefly fantasized about clothing and textile design, oil painting, photography, and even historic restoration. During her early days as an art student she was introduced to the world of decorative furniture painting and it became an instant love. Just like her parents before her, she soon discovered that there were many other areas of study and interest which held her attention as equally as art. She soon found herself immersed in expressions of the body through the study of yoga, and completed her 200 hour teacher training in 2007 through the Kripalu Center. With this transformative practice she began diving deeper into all aspects of holistic health, and science based fields such as nutrition and fitness. Jeannine completed her Bachelors degree in Health Science in 2016 at The University of Southern Maine.
Yet, despite these academic pursuits, she never stopped creating. Whether it was a painted frame, knitted hats, or a kitchen experiment, the artistic expression refused to be brushed aside. She will always be an artist.
The current project of painted mandalas is this exploration finally and quite literally, coming full circle; combining her mutual loves for decorative painting and healing.