As a lifelong student of the natural world, I have always been intrigued by the infinite variety of form and color to be found in nature.  Natural light illuminates these forms in a variety of ways: sometimes acting as a spotlight on a particular aspect of a scene, or spreading a diffused glow over the landscape, and other times illuminating the entire landscape in bright sunlight, or veiling it with deep shadows.  In my artwork, I attempt to convey these varying effects of light on form and color, and  communicate the feeling of a particular place and time.

A native of Oakland, New Jersey, Jeanne Pierce received her BFA from Syracuse University, and continued her study of painting with Alban Albert and John Osborne.  This training was essential in providing the tools to become a dedicated plein air painter.  After moving to Massachusetts in 1982, Pierce continued to paint while raising her family.  She worked as a floral designer, and as an artist for a local furniture company, creating hundreds of pieces of hand painted furniture.

Pierce recently retired from teaching Visual Art to middle school students in Lowell, Massachusetts and is now able to work full time at her studio in Amherst, NH.  She teaches oil and pastel painting to adults at Creative Ventures Gallery in Milford, NH.

Pierce paints landscapes in oil and pastel, working outdoors as much as possible.  Her work can be seen at Ceres Gallery in Portsmouth, NH, and Gallery 46 in Amherst, NH. She also exhibits at many outdoor shows throughout New England.  She is a juried member of The Cape Cod (MA) Art Association and the Ridgewood (NJ) Art Institute.  She has exhibited in juried shows including: The Fitchburg Art Museum, Newburyport Art Association and the Cape Cod Art Association. Her work is included in numerous private collections.

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