Jeanne began painting in 1976 at a shop
in Plainwell, Michigan called the Little Red
Hen. It quickly became a passion and
stress reliever from the demands of full
time high school/middle school teaching.
In 1988, the owner of the Little Red Hen,
Betsy Hill, gave Jeanne the opportunity to
teach painting.

Since then, Jeanne has been teaching
locally for West Michigan Decorative
Painters, Michigan Grapevine Decorative
Painters, Valley Tole, Northern
Expressions Decorative Artists, Friends In
Art, and has taught at Michigan Mixers as
well as HOOT in Columbus, Ohio. She has
been a member of SDP since 1986, and
has been active in her local chapters in
Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids.

Since her retirement from full time
teaching of high school/middle school in
2006, she has continued to teach in her
home studio as well as pursue travel