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Originals : Jean Picton in stock [Biography]

Jean Picton in stock

Jean Picton in stock

Jean Picton paints the lush, beautiful flowers that have become her trademark, as a symbol of the hope that she is compelled to feel when she considers the state of the world. Life erupts even in the bleakest corner and this resilience gives Jean much comfort. Life goes on...

This amazingly prolific Artist has led the most extraordinary life so far. Jean Picton was born in 1934, and after joining a circus at the age of 14, started her theatrical career. She toured the UK’s variety theatres in the 1950s and, in 1954 became one of the famous Windmill Girls at Soho’s Windmill Theatre, working with such greats as Harry Secombe and Bruce Forsyth. In the 1970s and 80s, she went on to appear regularly on television in the USA and at home, in series such as Hi-de-Hi! and EastEnders.
After her TV acting career there was a a spell running her own production company until, in 1990, she retired and began painting seriously and has gone on to exhibit her paintings in the UK and beyond.


In 2002 she achieved a Fine Art Batchelors Degree with Honours from the University of Hertfordshire as well as a Design Diploma from Central St. Martins’ College in London. She is now a respected Art Tutor in her own right and, until very recently, ran the oversubscribed ‘Art Menorca’ painting holidays. Jean is extremely well represented by several well-known Galleries and we are pleased to be able to include her work in our portfolio.

Hip Work

Acrylic on canvas

Pogues

Acrylic on canvas

To Hot to Handle

Acrylic on canvas

Amelia

Watercolour

Ava

Watercolour

Dominique

Watercolour

Fleur

Watercolour

Sarah

Watercolour

Zenia

Watercolour

Blossom

Watercolour

Petra

Watercolour

Toulouse

Watercolour

Valentine Red

Watercolour

Denial

Watercolour

Libra

Watercolour

Soulful

Watercolour

Venus

Watercolour

Anabella

Watercolour

Jeanie

Watercolour

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Colour Explosion

Acrylic on canvas

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First Date

Acrylic on canvas

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No Sad Song

Acrylic on canvas

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Scorpio

Acrylic on canvas

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Tuscalee

Acrylic on canvas

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Yellow Abandon

Acrylic on canvas

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Secrets

Watercolour

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Pringle

Watercolour

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Purple Power

Watercolour

Jean Picton in stock

Jean Picton in stock

Jean Picton paints the lush, beautiful flowers that have become her trademark, as a symbol of the hope that she is compelled to feel when she considers the state of the world. Life erupts even in the bleakest corner and this resilience gives Jean much comfort. Life goes on...

This amazingly prolific Artist has led the most extraordinary life so far. Jean Picton was born in 1934, and after joining a circus at the age of 14, started her theatrical career. She toured the UK’s variety theatres in the 1950s and, in 1954 became one of the famous Windmill Girls at Soho’s Windmill Theatre, working with such greats as Harry Secombe and Bruce Forsyth. In the 1970s and 80s, she went on to appear regularly on television in the USA and at home, in series such as Hi-de-Hi! and EastEnders.
After her TV acting career there was a a spell running her own production company until, in 1990, she retired and began painting seriously and has gone on to exhibit her paintings in the UK and beyond.


In 2002 she achieved a Fine Art Batchelors Degree with Honours from the University of Hertfordshire as well as a Design Diploma from Central St. Martins’ College in London. She is now a respected Art Tutor in her own right and, until very recently, ran the oversubscribed ‘Art Menorca’ painting holidays. Jean is extremely well represented by several well-known Galleries and we are pleased to be able to include her work in our portfolio.

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