I think I enjoyed making pictures the
moment my Mom handed me a box of crayons and a coloring book. I would color
for hours and even make my own pictures on scrap paper. I loved to draw and
create pictures of all around me. I think it ran in the family because my father
had talent and didn’t
even know it. With serious heart problems, my father’s doctor told him
to relax more and take up a hobby. A few days later, he came home with a canvas,
brushes, and some tubes of oil paint. I became his model, his partner in canvas
making, and his best critic. Although he had no formal training, he painted
wonderful paintings, exhibiting them and winning awards.
My formal training began when I went to NY City College and took classes in
commercial art. I loved those classes and learned much about disciple, design,
and color. I later finished that degree at Bergen Community College. I then
had a graphic arts business (J Fine Graphics) for over 15 years.
||My real love has always been in the fine arts. Working in many mediums I enjoy
expressing myself with my impressions of the color and beauty of nature. I
have studied with Alan Avery, William Lent, Val Fox, Genevieve Kimmick, Joel
Popadics and Johanna Saloman. Although I enjoy acrylics, collage and pastel,
my favorite always seems to be watercolor.
|I have exhibited at the Hermitage in Hohokus,Little Gallery in Suffern, Ridgewood
Library, Ramsey Library, Hawthorne Library, The Ridgewood Art Institute, The
Stable in Ridgewood, Cavalcade of Art in Oakland, Alice White Gallery, The
Racquet Club in Franklin Lakes , The UM Church of Waldwick,The Midland Park
Antique Center, Morning Glory in Ridgewood, Accent on Art in Allendale, Frames
by You in Ridgewood, Ridgewood Arts Council Shows, CAA Outdoor & Indoor
Shows Copper Tree Mall, Pascack Art Assoc. Outdoor Art Shows and many of my
paintings are held in numerous private collections.
I also did watercolor illustrations for an on-line educational
project produced by NASA's Lab for Terrestrial Physics. "The Adventures of Amelia the Pigeon" introduces students
in grades K-4, to change over time in NY City, as well as to shapes and patterns
in satellite imagery and biodiversity.
Ridgewood Arts Council, Pascack Art Association, Community Arts Association
(Past President, Vice President, Corresponding Secretary and Several Chairs)
Please visit the paintings section of my website to view some of my artwork.
I also have tried something new and exciting! I love collecting dolls and
have discovered the art of vinyl doll face repainting. This is a new art form
that has become very desirable for collectors. In the doll section of this
website, you can see some of my work.|
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All artwork is copyright Jean Masetti unless otherwise noted.