Jean Morrow is a Canadian artist who has developed a unique abstract painting style that creates the illusion of glass on canvas. A sense of movement, energy, and bold colors are some of the qualities that immediately identify a painting as one of hers.
It has taken many years of study and work to perfect this technique. The abstract paintings are created using acrylic paints and mediums.
Her paintings are in many private collections across North America. Jean strongly believes that original art should be affordable and accessible.
She grew up in Ottawa, Ontario and has been painting for over 25 years. In 2010 she moved to Almonte, Ontario to devote herself to painting full time and to open the Morrow Gallery and Studio in the Thoburn Mill.
“Making art is my passion in life. It’s my way of expressing myself. Creating something beautiful is extremely satisfying. I often lose myself in the process and find that hours have passed by unnoticed.
Originally I started painting landscapes using oil paints but over the years (so many years) have transitioned to acrylic abstract painting. I find the abstract painting style gives me more freedom to express myself. Acrylic paint is extremely versatile and allows me to create some amazing effects. It also dries fast compared to oil paint, which appeals to my (maybe bad) personality trait of not liking to wait for things.
I use a combination of acrylic paint with various mediums to create a bold and dramatic “wet” look. Often part of the canvas is intentionally left unpainted. The contrast between the raw canvas and the slick look of the paint creates a wonderful counterbalance.
Current Installation – Under the Stairs Art Gallery open daily from 11:00am-4:00pm.
65 Mill Street Almonte Ontario
All sales processed by Kentfield Kids located next door to the gallery.
May 2017 – Arts Carleton Place Spring Show
August 2016 – Solo show at Giardino Lifestyle Salon & Academy
May 2016 -Arts Carleton Place Spring Show & Sale
Nov 7 – Dec 20, 2015 – Thoburn Mill First Floor gallery
August 1 – 29, 2015 – Thoburn Mill Gallery
April 10 – May 24, 2015 – Spring Voices -Sivarulrasa Studio & Gallery
Oct 27, 2014 – Thoburn Mill Studio Tour part of Apt613 Gallery tour in Almonte
Oct 2012 to June 2013 – Artistic Landscape Design Gallery – Ottawa
May 2012 – Solo Show at the Chambers Gallery – Almonte City Hall
June 2012 – Solo Show at the Corridor Gallery – Almonte Public Library
November 2011 – Crown and Pumpkin Studio Tour – Juried Show