Meet Jean Mason
Jean grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida, went to college in Missouri and moved to Maryland's Eastern Shore for her first teaching job in 1977. She has been teaching elementary grades, the last 29 in kindergarten, ever since. She has always loved art and has used it at her school and for her church in many different ways over the years. She often said, "Someday when my kids are grown, I'm going to learn to paint!"
She had the opportunity in 2010 when she learned of a watercolor class being taught at the Delmarva Discovery Center by Doris Glovier. Jean says, "I was intimidated but thrilled to put the color onto the paper and see it come to life. I've been learning ever since."
Jean loves the beauty of the Eastern Shore and works to capture small frames of life to be enjoyed by viewers. She is thoroughly realistic in her approach because, as she says, "The amazing details in God's creation are a delight to observe and portray."
In addition to Doris Glovier, Jean has studied with Willie Crockett and has exhibited at the Delmarva Discovery Center, the The Olde Princess Anne Days Art Show and the Worcester County Arts Council Gallery where she was the featured artist for the month of May, 2014.