Jean Skipper

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Location: Vass, North Carolina, United States

My name is Jean Skipper, and I'm a working artist who's living my dream in North Carolina. The weather is beautiful; the people are warm and wonderful; and I'm exactly where I want to be in this world.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Art for All Y'All

Well today is the day. At 2:00 today Amy Smith and I will enter the Art for All Y'All gallery space as official tenants! I'm excited; I'm nervous; I'm inspired; I'm overwhelmed. All of this and so much more...

We'll have lots of cleaning, painting, moving, and organizing to do before our official opening on June 6th; but it will all be worth it. This little girl about sums it up for me, "The future is bright, just imagine the possibilities."

Please check back for additional before and after photos as we continue this journey.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Art to Brighten Your Day

I had a great Mother's Day weekend in Pennsylvania with my family. I finished 100 pieces of bottlecap art. (My latest mini-passion!) I also spent lots of quality time with my Mother, and the visit went way too fast.

I received a beautiful Mother's Day gift from my niece. I've posted a picture of it here for your viewing pleasure. At 8 years old, she is a FABULOUS artist. This piece is done in acrylic on canvas. I know that it brightened my day, and I hope that it will do the same for you!

Thursday, May 11, 2006


The chaos, and the fun, in my life continues!

I'm working toward my participation in the Ocrafolk Festival on June 2nd. Ocracoke is a magical place that means the world to me, and my acceptance into this particular show is a complete thrill. I'm in the process of creating a variety of Ocracoke and beach-themed pieces for my collection, and I'll also be donating a piece to the show's art auction. I'll be sure to post a photo here before shipping it next week.

On the home front, a teaching studio in downtown Southern Pines, North Carolina is in the works with my friend and fellow mixed media artist, Amy Sm
ith. We went from a casual discussion about teaching to a brick and mortar studio and a full schedule of summer classes in less than a month, and now we're scrambling to make our dreams a reality. Oh what a wild and wonderful ride!

Our studio will be called, "Art for All Y'All. A class schedule and registration information is available on my website, which is accessible via the link at the left-side of this page.