about the artist....
A Wisconsin native, Jeanne is a third generation artist. She sold her first work at the age of 14 and has continued to create since that time.
Jeanne uses a variety of media, including watercolor, acrylics, oils and collage. Her subject matter reflects our changing urban and rural landscapes, with power lines, cable bridges, telephone poles and other infrastructures as a prime focus. She balances her practice with paintings of nature as homage to her "up-north" childhood. Her color choices are vivid and striking, infusing her work with life.
According to the artist, watercolor “is fascinating because of its many facets and often-unpredictable nature which requires moment-to-moment creativity. Whatever the medium, I use brilliant pigments, and paint with discipline, abandon, spontaneity and precision, depending on my feelings and surroundings. There is nothing timid about my palette, and I enjoy taking risks.”
Nikolai Olivieri has a degree in Fine Art and Spanish from Carroll University and a Masters in Teaching from Cardinal Stritch University. She has exhibited in galleries locally and nationally, done many juried exhibitions and has work in both private and corporate collections.
Charles Allis Museum: Forward Wisconsin, juried
UW Parkside: Works on Paper, juried
Pfister Gallery, solo exhibition, 32 works
Carroll University: Vietnam Reflections, by invitation
UWParkside, Branding Creativity, juried
Fruitique, Juried by the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Watercolor Wisconsin, Racine Art Museum Wustum, Juried
Gallery 2o7, Milwaukee, WI - current
Gallery of Wisconsin Art, WI - current
Katie Gingrass Gallery , WI 2014 - 2017
Charlene’s Gallery 10, Door County, 2010 – 2012
Cornerstone Consulting, Chicago, IL
West Allis Mutual Insurance Company, West Bend, WI
American Deposits, Delafield, WI