The Gestural Line of Equine at Craft(s) Gallery

Jeaneen Barnhart is dedicated to the art of drawing on paper, creating works with such diverse line and texture taking on their own dimension. Equine studies, Male Torsos, Sensual Nudes and Loving Couples encompass her extensive repertoire. Although painting is secondary, successful canvases depict similar qualities of classic drawing style and spirited movement. Her exploration with oil painting continues, working with a variety of subject matter including her Full-Bodied Wine, Tulips, Sunflowers, Equine, and Figure series.

A Florida native, Jeaneen started painting at an early age along with her twin sister, Doreen. The twins had devoted parents educating them on all aspects of technical drawing skills, along with grandparents who range from a professional musician, songwriter, and comic book illustrator. It was a natural progression for the sisters to look to the arts.

After Jeaneen received her BFA in painting from Alfred University in 1992, she joined her sister in Louisville, where they both currently reside and often collaborate on many notable projects including the Woodford Reserve KY Derby 136 Commemorative Bottle, 1994/1997/2009/2014 Kentucky Derby Festival Posters, 1999 & 2010 St. James Court Art Show Posters, Sonoma-Cutrer Wine Promotionals, Dumante Liqueur Promotionals, and the 1996 PGA Golf Experience poster. They have also collaborated on charitable projects for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and American Red Cross.

Jeaneen’s figurative drawings were featured on HBO’s Entourage, and her equine drawings appeared on ABC’s Body of Proof. Collectors and Commissions include Ralph Lauren, Brown-Forman, Clarendon Flavors, GE’s Monogram Design Center, and Papa John’s.

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