May 18, 2011

Jean Carlson - Artist Bio

Many of our readers have asked about my mom's background as an artist.  So, I thought you might be interested in her artistic career.
 A Brief Bio of the Artist:  Jean Carlson

Northern Michigan and, now, Anna Maria Island provide the setting for Jean Carlson's artistic expression.  Her watercolors depict the world around her, whether it's a bouquet of flowers, a scene at the beach, or a farmhouse in the country.

Her formal training includes fashion, which she studied at the Ray-Vogue School of Art in Chicago.  From there, she attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, where she majored in art and was elected to the National Honorary Fraternity of Art, Tau Sigma Tau.

She has won numerous awards in various exhibits around the country, including New York City and Nebraska, where she painted a mural for the city of Grand Island.  Her watercolor florals decorate all the rooms at Hermann's European Hotel in Cadillac, Michigan.  She is founding member of the Cadillac Area Artist's Association.
currently, she resides in northern Michigan in the summertime and in Florida in the winter.

For further information you can write:
Jean Carlson
PO Box 1178
Anna Maria, Florida

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