Art Creations
Jean Berry


Artist Jean Berry Explains Her Creations (1993)

About Me


My name is Jean Berry. Welcome to my website. Much like the legendary artist Anna Moses, better known as "Grandma Moses", I started my art career in earnest relatively late in life. When I was a child growing up in a  working-class family in Kansas City, MO, in the 1940's, my favorite past-time was to escape with scraps of paper and pencil and draw.  As I got older, this love never faded and eventually at the age of 48, I went to Drake University to study art.  My art has taken me around the world including art exhibits in  Johannesburg, Philadelphia, Des Moines and Washington, DC just to name a few. I enjoy sharing my creations with the world.


I use many different mediums, such as charcoal, oils, pastels, found objects, and collage figure drawings integrated with corrugated cardboard. I believe that working in a single medium is too restrictive to my artistic expression. My need to express myself artistically requires that I draw upon many mediums. Each idea manifests in its own individual style.


The death of my youngest child, Toni, was a defining moment in my life. To help fill the void, I threw myself into my art. My creations focus on the everyday experiences of life which are not always pleasant. I do not draw "pretty" pictures. This is not to say that the people depicted in my art are not beautiful. Rather, I strive to express those human emotions and conditions that are meaningful and timeless -- fear, loneliness, sadness, despair, drudgery, pride, desire and the like. I also like to capture the beauty of the human body in motion. Many of my drawings illustrate the gracefulness and aesthetics of the human body in movement.  

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Art Creations by Jean Berry

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