An older pastel portrait I painted, commissioned by a family in Oregon. This was painted on sanded paper. This little girl wasn't too pleased to be posing and wouldn't allow her pristine feet to touch the floor of this porch, even though it was very clean. I thought the expression and pose told a story about her and her Mother said she loved it, that I captured her perfectly, attitude and all. It was very rewarding to know that I had succeeded in creating a portrait that this family treasured.
- Jean Hildebrant
- Scottsdale, AZ, United States
- Jean Hildebrant paints in oil and pastel mediums. Specializing in portraits and figurative works. Jean also teaches classes and workshops on how to paint the portrait and figure in oil and pastel. For portrait commissions, contact the artist. As Jean continued seeking out ways to improve her talents, she attended workshops held by local artists and enrolled as an art major in the local college. As a result of her efforts, she won two scholarships to Scottsdale Artists School, based strictly on the merit of her work. She has studied with nationally known artists Albert Handell, Richard McKinley, Phil Beck, Bob Lemler, Ben Konis and Clayton J. Beck 111. Artists that have influenced her work include John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla and Anders Zorn. Jean's favorite subject is the human soul. She desires to capture the essence and inner beauty of the human spirit through the use of light and color. She wants her paintings to speak to the emotions and spirit of each person who views them. She paints realism with the purpose of leaving an indelible impression. Jean has exhibited and won numerous awards in local and national shows.