Jeanine Sobell Pastore’s work is figurative, but done with an expressionist’s hand. Her paintings are directly impacted by her surroundings and influenced by emotion and memory.
"My approach to making art is guided by intense observation of the subject, be it a landscape, figure or domestic interior, and influenced by emotion and memory. The act of painting releases a stream of consciousness and creative energy that reveals my view of reality, which is not always what I expect to see. The tension between visual perception and engaging with the paint itself guides my process. It straddles the line between realism and abstraction.
Nothing excites me more than finding the right color, loading the brush, and applying paint to the canvas or panel. Painting leaves a record of my experience. It is my most poignant and genuine means of expression."
Jeanine grew up in upstate NY, received her BA at Bowdoin College in Maine, and worked in Boston as a designer and art director of corporate audiovisual presentations for over 20 years. She has studied with many artists and been particularly influenced by Timothy Hawkesworth, Catherine Kehoe, Susan Lichtman and Peri Schwartz.
Now painting full time at her studio at the Munroe Center of the Arts in Lexington, MA, she exhibits regularly and is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Roddy Prize at Concord Art’s 18th Annual Frances N. Roddy Competition in 2017.
Jeanine is represented by Sloane Merrill Gallery in Boston, MA www.sloanemerrillgallery.com