Jean Marie Barrett, Artist

Artists Statement:

The purpose behind painting sunlit landscapes, weathered houses, intimate interiors and atmospheric nocturnes is to express what I remember of my youth. Yet memory is fickle - what is recalled could be a fabrication or at least an exaggeration. Making these paintings causes me to examine the impressions of my past that I have held as truth for so long. The act of painting provides me with a metaphorical crowbar to pry open my long held assumptions. I am becoming open to seeing new truths.


2008 Master of Interdisciplinary Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

1986 Bachelor of Arts, Art Education, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Work Experience:

Work Experience:
2014 - present: Art Teacher, Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, Virginia
1987 - 2014: Art Teacher, Arlington Public Schools, Arlington, Virginia
2002- Present: Art Teacher, Arlington Art Center, Summer Art Camp


Jean Marie Barrett


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