Barbara St. Jean was a Financial Counsellor who achieved high awards in the area of Ethical Funds investing. Before entering the world of finance she worked as a Theater Dancer and Choreographer before opening her own dance studio. After leaving the investment industry in 2001 she became a Senior Editor and Art Director for a National Magazine and soon she decided to turn her attention to her own artistic endeavors by concentrating on her visual arts talents. She comes from a long line of artists well known around the world, one of which was Hans Bohme of Rothenberg. Barbara is a Sculptor, Painter, Photographer, writer, and visionary. Most recently she has opened her own Gallery and Gift Shop in Grand Forks, BC where she resides.
Saint Jean Art Gallery and Gift Shop
5695 Cooper Rd – Grand Forks, BC, V0H 1H4 –firstname.lastname@example.org – 250 442 2950
About 3 years ago I seriously discovered the fun of photography. It started rather innocent but right now it's part of every-day's life.
My photo's are very basic. I like to keep it plain and simple although I prefer a wonderful blur...
I try to show you everyday stuff in a slightly different way. I think my 'blue-period' is coming to its end. This doesn't mean I don't like blue anymore but I guess you will see other colours too in my latest work.
I have a Fine Art background. I completed my Fine Art degree at WSCAD (now know as University of Creative Arts) back in 1993; in which I specialised in Fine Art printmaking.
I have always loved photography. These days I spend very little time in my art studio, my passion for photography having completely taken over.
With macro photography I escape to another little world. I love exploring the tiny details in nature that often get over looked. I love finding beautiful colours and abstract compositions within nature and can even get passionate about photographing moss or a blade of grass.
I think I am at my happiest when I am crawling around on my hands and knees exploring a small patch of moss dripping with sparkling dew in the early morning sun.
I love nature and it's beauty, which due to our busy lives we all take for granted and overlook at one point or another. Like the sight of a breathtaking daybreak or sunset, and the sound of colorful birds chirping. The ocean breeze and the seagulls, the intense green of trees and beautiful meadows covered with colorful flowers. These are my motivations for loving photography in which I can capture the beauty that God has created.