About Jean Watson
Jean Watson was born in England and came to Canada in 1968 in order to teach French and Art. Canada has been her home ever since, though she has lived in a number of other countries- Nigeria, Iran and Cyprus.
She has been interested in art her whole life, but it was not until she went back to university as an adult and took an art course that it became a consuming passion and her whole life direction was changed . She went on to complete her BFA and MFA in Visual Arts. Since then she has practised her art as well as teaching art wherever she has been. She now lives outside Fenelon Falls where her studio is in a beautiful century barn
Her work has appeared in many shows in several countries and in 1996 she was the first foreign artist to have an exhibition in Tehran since the revolution. This show was featured on CNN world report.
Her studio is part of the Kawartha Arts and Heritage trail and is open on the first Saturday of the month, May to October as well as by appointment or by chance.
Further examples of her work can be seen at