Jean Giarola
moved to Brisbane in 2012 after living in Innisfail since 1951. Jean’s first art studies were with the Flying Art School and then followed a correspondence course with the famous Artists School in the United States. She has undertaken a large number of workshops with national artists including Ev Hales, Malcolm Beattie, Margaret Cowling and David Taylor. 


She firstly commenced in oils but as the paint took so long to dry in Innisfail’s prolonged wet season Jean changed to watercolours and found them more immediate.


Jean has won many awards for her work including being awarded First Prize in the 2013 Ipswich Art Award in the landscape section. Her watercolour and oil paintings are represented in Hong Kong, USA, Italy, Sweden, New Zealand, UK, Japan, Germany and throughout Australia. She has had eight solo exhibitions in North Queensland. Jean’s work has been greatly influenced by the colour, light and heat of the tropics, the characters, tales and ancient landscapes of the region.



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