Jeanie was a “kid” artist,
ceaselessly entertained by the
creativity and problem-solving
inherent in art-making. She
describes herself as a “practical idealist,”
She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in Education from Missouri's Truman State University, and a PH.D in Art Education from The Ohio State University. Additional studies at The Kansas City Art Institute, The Columbus College of Art and Design, The Design Institute of Columbus, The Ohio State University Colleges of Landscape Architecture and Industrial Design, The Columbus Cultural Arts Center, and regional and national Surface Design workshops inform her work. During her years in education, she considered teaching and advocating for the arts in public education her artforms. She was the K-12 Fine Arts Curriculum Leader in the Upper Arlington City Schools, Columbus, OH, for several years. Highlights of her years in education were spending time in Japan as a Fulbright Teacher Scholar, and participating with the staff at Windermere Elementary School in a 5 year grant, “Transforming Education Through the Arts”, funded by the Annenberg and Getty Foundations.
After retirement Jeanie “came home'' to creating her personal art. Her works hang in corporate and private collections throughout the US. For years she was a juried member artist at Studios on High Gallery in Columbus, Ohio's Short North Arts District. Before Covid she was a long-time volunteer at the Columbus Goodwill Art Studio and Gallery. She has a home studio, "Delene Studio", as well as a production studio, "Upstairs Artist Studios", which she shares with three fellow artists.