As a graphic designer, Jeanie’s profession requires accommodating her clients’ needs and tastes. As a chalk artist, she enjoys the freedom of choosing and art directing her own subject matter – most often portraits – and bringing that image to completion on a grand scale.
Jeanie studied Humanities and Art History at Florida State University, but she received her education in pastel technique by working alongside many of the best chalk artists in the country during street painting festivals.
She credits those artists and the camaraderie that exists among them for shaping her development and confidence as an artist.
Over the years, she has expanded her participation to events in Florida, California, Georgia, Tennessee and New York, as well as in Canada and back to Italy, where the chalking spark was first ignited.