Color & Creativity is a way of sharing my heART with the world.
It's a journey into the gap of known & unknown.
I've been traveling this gap for many years, exploring the vast array of colors, techniques and materials that are offered. Here lies the place of exploring the mystery and the joy of life.
My ART is an invitation to explore the
expansion of your imagination.
A painting is poetry in motion; every vision, every stroke, every splash of color & every drop of energy.
~ Jean Kowalski
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"A painting is unspoken words - it is poetry in motion; every vision, every stroke, every splash of color & every drop of energy."
My inspiration evolves from the myriad of nature's gifts. The hues, shadows, textures and intensity of the colors are my passion. As an abstract expressionist, I strive to create paintings that are filled with a vibrational abundance of joy and have a cohesive/vibrant color palette. The colors evoked in my paintings ignite a healing essence for the observer. The natural world shares with me the ability to shift the energetic elements of each painting. The constant change of the landscape and the weather provides a magically diverse exploration into shapes, textures and colors. The images and energy of nature are brought into the studio and infused into my paintings.
Jean Kowalski, visionary artist
I have resided in many locations throughout the United States, which added the element of curiosity, joy and diversity. Currently I live and work at the base of the Rocky Mountains, in a small town called Palmer Lake. Each experience has been a transformative pathway to my creative work. My appreciation of the arts began at a very early age. I began to explore various mediums; pen & ink, pencil and clay. When my son was in high school, I came back to my art and settled with the use of acrylic paint because of the vibrancy of colors.
I am a self-taught artist, absorbed into rich texture and vibrant colors. During 2020, I was selected by a jury and commissioned to create a Dragonfly Sculpture for the Rotary Club's largest fundraiser of the year.
Dragonfly Sculpture for the Rotary Club's fundraiser.
We had the good fortune of connecting with Jean Kowalski and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jean, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
Creativity has been in my life since my early years. Drawing was my escape to nature; to explore the forests, the waters and all that live within. I dabbled with pencil and with pen & ink, creating drawings of the images that nature implanted into my heart. Over the years, the busy-ness of life set my art aside until that internal creative pulse would not allow me to push it aside any longer.
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• Jean's work comes straight from her soul. It clearly speaks to each person who has the opportunity to view her pieces. The intensity, vibrancy and emotional impact are undeniably speaks to each individual in unique translations. Her work is ideal for anyone searching for beauty and meaning. ~Kirsten Texler
• What I love about Jean's work is I can look at a piece several times and see something new and great each time. Each one has depth and a really fresh feel to it. Love it!!! ~Thomas Lower
• Six or 7 years ago, Jean posted a painting for sale on Facebook. It seemed to grab me. I went to look at it in Alma. It spoke to louder. It moved me. I bought it and it is a focal point in many of my therapy sessions. It's name? TRANSFORMATIONSeveral of Jean's Guardians grace my space too. In addition, my daughter commissioned a work from her for my birthday.I am honored to know, support and love Jean Kowalski. She and her art have added so much to my life. I always feel I come out ahead when I purchase her art. ~Ron Welsch