April 7 - May 7
Corkran Gallery


Friday, April 7
5 pm - 7pm


Exhibition Program


Jean Doran Path to Enlightenment 2017 acrylic on canvas 24” x 30”


Artist's statement

I am often asked where in the world I come up with the subjects I paint because they are all so different; and my answer is always the same- I am easily bored by sticking with one idea, and am always looking for something new. The actual execution and different ways of handling the paint provide excitement for me. My work in this show pretty much illustrates the way I am inspired by so many varied ideas. Every painting is some new branch of "My Eclectic Life" tree- always looking for something fresh and interesting, (yet in my case) mostly recognizable rather than abstract.

About the Artist

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.

Jean Doran Sycamore 2016
acrylic on canvas 30” x 24”


Jean Doran Florida in February 2017
acrylic on canvas 20” x 16”

Jean Doran Take it Easy 2017
acrylic on canvas 16" x 20"

Jean Doran Morning Meditation and Coffee 2017
acrylic on canvas 24” x 18”

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