"My approach to making art is guided by intuition and intense observation of the subject, be it a landscape, figure or domestic interior. 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 Sobell Pastore grew up in upstate NY, received her BA from Bowdoin College in Maine, and worked in Boston as a designer and art director of corporate audiovisual presentations for 20 years, while raising three children with her husband.
Now painting full time in her studio at the Munroe Center of the Arts in Lexington, MA, she exhibits in art galleries and juried shows in the Greater Boston area, and has work in private collections around the world.
Jeanine is represented by Sloane Merrill Gallery in Boston. Her work is also available through Gallery Blink in Lexington, MA and Nest in Dedham, MA.