Jean holds a Masters in Fine Art in Photographic Studies. Locally, she is best known for her photographic contributions to the following books: "Rhosydd - A Personal View"; "A Tale of Two Rivers - Mawddach & Dyfi"; "Two Snowdonia Rivers - Glaslyn & Dwyryd" and "The River Conwy – Source to Sea". Two more recent books both written by her are “Rhinogydd – Ancient Routes and Old Roads” which explores the amazing mountainous area of the Rhinogydd, following old tracks, drovers’ routes and gold mines. “Bardsey – Now and Then” documents the remote Bardsey Island/Ynys Enlli as it is today and incorporates diaries from the 1920s school mistress’s daughter and of Tomos Evans who was raised on the island in the late 1800s.
Jean has taught people of all ages and abilities for over 25 years. She specialises in creative landscape photography and the magnificent scenery of the Snowdonia National Park where she lives is the main inspiration for her work. Man's influences on the landscape are a recurring theme in her exhibitions, images and books.
She enjoys exploring the Welsh landscape and the camera helps her to select elements that embody the experience of being 'in the 'place'. Her primary motivation as a photographer is to promote appreciation of the versatility and creativity of photography as an art form - photography can be more than just a method of 'recording' moments.
Jean also believes passionately in 'art-for-all', giving everyone who wishes to, the opportunity of seeing their work displayed in a public space and she runs art projects and workshops with people of all ages and abilities throughout the UK.