Jean Doran was born in Hawaii, and has lived in nine different states; currently she resides and paints in Lewes, Delaware.  She has a BA in Fine Art from the University of Maryland, and studied under Mitchell Jamison in graduate school.  Further education included an intensive study of portraiture, both of humans and animals– one of her favorite painting subjects.

A love of nature is often displayed in Jean’s paintings, with a recurring theme of “nature enhancing man’s work” — man-made objects that are softened by being in the midst of a natural setting.

In addition to oil and acrylic painting on canvas and board, she paints on furniture, providing a work of art that is functional as well as fun and artistic.

Paintings are represented in collections from Maine to California, and may be seen by appointment in her studio, at the Rehoboth Art League, and in various shows in the mid-Atlantic area.