Jean Broden Art works in oils on canvas by first sketching directly onto the canvas with paint. The final look is realistic with a somewhat, non-traditional slant in subject matter. Jean’s focus is on bringing the old and the forgotten to attention, to show appreciation for the overlooked places and things we see every day. She wants her paintings to give viewers pause, to help them see what they may have overlooked in their own travels. To realize there’s beauty in the ordinary. More…
First, and foremost, I love to paint old things. I can’t explain my love of old things completely, but the idea that an object has had a past life has always intrigued and delighted me. I also find that the design involved in old things has so much more beauty and grace then modern objects.
Beyond the vintage still life objects, my paintings are generally of places I live near or pass; places I find inspiring and beautiful. Again, my attraction is more toward older architecture, abandoned or forgotten places, or quiet, reflective spots. I think we move through the world without always seeing what’s actually there.
Festival Featured Items
Jenkintown and local subject matter
Original oil paintings in a contemporary, realist style celebrating the ordinary, unused, and overlooked beauty all around