A passion for life,nature and watercolour shared in harmony throughout the seasons.
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Surrey Life Magazine Interview : December 2015
Of cockerels, paint and parchment – An interview with Jean Haines
I have been so busy
that I haven't had time to share wonderful news, interviews and
exhibition updates. Here is a link to an interview I gave for the Surrey
Life magazine. Thank you to Lizzie for an awesome day and meeting.
"Jean Haines World of Watercolour" an exciting new book filled with inspirational demonstrations, launched in May 2015. .
Jean Haines World Of Watercolour
Best Selling Book since launch in 2012
"Atmospheric Watercolours" Jeans' popular book was launched in May 2012. An International Best seller, it is available from Amazon.com and various other stockists worldwide.
The Artist Magazine : Book Review
Jean Haines' Atmospheric Watercolours
"The book is nothing less than a paean to the wet in wet technique. If that's your thing, prepare to be amazed. Jean Haines credits Jean Louis Morelle, and in many ways this book is the sequel to Morelle's remarkable, but very technical work, showing the wealth of creative possibilities the technique offers. A lot of the images are barely recognisable and yet you instinctively know what they are. I wish I knew how, because this is impressionism taken to its logical conclusion and reminiscent of some of the later work by JMW Turner. You will have to take it from me that "First signs of a face appearing magically from a first wash of watercolour" is pure alchemy. This is an extraordinary book."
A professional artist who is passionate about watercolour,life,animals and the beauty of nature.
I enjoy working minus the use of a preliminary sketch. Painting directly with colour aiming to capture the essence of a subject. Living and studying art over the years in Asia,Dubai and Europe has influenced my brushstrokes and technique.
For updates on my exhibitions and workshops please see my web site.
Lady Taverners and SWA,Society for Women Artists 2011
With Nicholas and Annie Parsons at a charity event and art auction held at the Mall Galleries in London during the SWA Society for Women Artists 150th Annual Exhibition 2011
"Amazing Ways With Watercolour:" Fastest Selling DVD!
"Amazing Ways With Watercolour" from Town House Films is the fastest selling DVD with the company to date! Record breaking pre-orders for this much awaited film saw requests for copies flooding in from all over the world. A wonderful introduction into working with watercolour minus the use of a preliminary sketch this DVD removes the fear, stress or pressure from worry about how to use watercolour. Instead the focus is on having fun, enjoying vibrant colour combinations and allowing the medium to create the subjects with just a little help from the artist. A really exciting new DVD to own. Whilst the DVD sold out in the first few months since its' release due to popularity it is now in stock and available directly from Town House Films.
"How to Paint Colour and Light in Watercolour" Jeans first book was launched at the Mall Galleries in 2010 at the SWA Society for Women Artists Annual Exhibition. Many copies have been sold world wide. It is available on Amazon.com, Search Press, SAA Society for All Artists and Ken Bromley.
"This book is a wonderful introduction into Jeans' way of working and gives an insight into her way of thinking and approach to a large variety of subjects. All painted minus the use of a preliminary sketch."
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"Amazing Ways With Watercolour" New DVD
Filming "Amazing Ways With Watercolour" in Norwich with Town House Films. This new exciting DVD will be available from 31st March 2011.
With Sir Micheal Parkinson when a painting from " How to Paint Colour and Light in Watercolour" sold in aid of McMillan Cancer Support July 2010
SWA,Society of Women Artists
Elected an Associate Member in 2009 Jean was presented with the Anthony J Lester Art Critic Award for " Morning Calls", a vibrant painting of a cockerel from a watercolour collection in the SWA Annual Exhibition 2009.
Jean was elected a full member of the SWA in 2010 with an "outstanding body of work".
Jean has regularly written for leading art magazines including Master Class features in the Artist and Illustrator and currently "The Artist" magazine.