Jeanne Crain Leemon

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Jeanne Crain Leemon

United States

 

Primarily a self-taught artist, Jeanne Crain Leemon paints still-life, landscapes and figures in oil and pastel. Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, she has lived in the Knoxville, Tennessee area since 1993.  

 

Jeanne is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, and also a juried member of the Oil Painters of America (OPA) and the International Guild of Realism. In addition, she is a member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS), American Women Artists, and the Portrait Society of America.  Her paintings have been accepted into numerous juried shows online and throughout the Southeastern United States, including four OPA Eastern Regional Shows.  Jeanne’s work has also been featured in the October 2013 issue of the American Art Collector magazine, and in the April/May 2012 issue of the International Artist magazine.

 

She has received many awards for her work, including:

 

    • Best Floral, International Guild of Realism 2019 Winter Salon Online Exhibition 
    • The Boldbrush Award, Boldbrush Painting Competition, Dec. 2016
    • Award of Excellence, National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society Online International Spring 2016 Exhibition
    • Honorable Mention, Portrait Society of America's Members Only Competition 2015, Landscape Category
    • 2015 Tennessee Top Ten” Competition Winner for portraits, Portrait Society of America
    • Award of Excellence - National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society Online International Fall 2015 Exhibition
    • Award of Excellence - National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society Online International Fall 2014 Exhibition
    • First Merit - Portrait Society of America's Members Only Competition 2014, Still Life Category
    • Finalist - June 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition, Fine Art Studio Online
    • Honorable Mention - Portrait Society of America's Members Only Competition 2013, Still-Life Category
    • Award of Excellence - National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society Online International Fall 2013 Exhibition
    • Finalist - September 2013 BoldBrush Painting Competition, Fine Art Studio Online
    • Honorable Mention - The Pastel Journal Annual Pastel 100 Competition 2009
    • Honorable Mention - The Pastel Journal Annual Pastel 100 Competition 2008
    • Finalist - The Artist’s Magazine Annual Art Competition 2001 and 2006 

 

“What I strive to impart in my work is an appreciation for beauty in all things, and a feeling of peace and tranquility.  My paintings usually originate with something that I connect with and find beautiful, which I am compelled to express in paint.”

 

 

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