DVAA Member since 2019
Born in New York, Jean Plough studied painting at University of the Arts. Jean Plough also studied at the Corcoran Gallery summer program in Washington, DC, and took part of a show at the National Museum of Women in the Arts called, “Insomnia, Landscapes of the Night”. Her piece, “Hurricane/Gulf,” is in the Annapolis Volvo Collection in Annapolis, Maryland, and her work also received Award of Excellence from the University of Delaware Biennial. Jean Plough earned Best Abstract at the Philadelphia Sketch Club, and honorable mention in Scenes of Schuylkill for “Market Street Bridge”. She paints because it allows communication with others, as well as creating a new perspective, a sense of space and the unexpected.
“Land and space inform my work, and the paintings often refer to states of mind. I do not want to allow a space to open that can extend viewers’ experience. I practice meditation, and am interested in the center it creates. I look at boundaries between forms, and what happens in and around them.
I believe the earth be seen and experienced as vivid and beautiful, and can inspire us in ways we don’t understand. The quality and texture of paint may cause forms and colors to happen by accident. Working with paint gives access to new perceptions, causing shapes and fields of color to appear spontaneously. Painting lets me realize a part of myself, often inaccessible otherwise.
My work has been influenced by my teacher, Warren Rohrer, and also by Rothko, Diebenkorn, and DeKooning. A positive radiating quality is what I hope to impart to viewers.”