Jean Peacock is primarily an oil painter who also paints in the encaustic medium.
She has had many one person and two-person exhibitions throughout Southeastern Virginia and participates in juried and invitational exhibitions where she has received many “Juror’s Choice” and “Best in Show’s”.
Her paintings are included in private collections internationally.
She has lectured for The Norfolk Society of the Arts at the Chrysler Museum (Tell Me A Painting) and for the International Torch Club, Portsmouth chaper, (Art: Daring To Look Past The Cliche).
She has organized and curated group exhibitions in Richmond, Williamsburg and Hampton Roads.
In 2013 she published a book of an exhibition that she and Matthew Bernier, a puppeteer and art therapist at Eastern Virginia Medical School wrote and she illustrated, with 42 oil paintings called THE DOOR OF GOOD: A FAIRY TALE. This exhibit was voted one of the
10 Best Exhibitions of the year by THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT.
In 2012, she and her husband, painter and Art History professor opened a small part-time gallery in New Market, Virginia (Shenandoah Valley) in their historic family home which was the first school in that town, (1873) then called THE OLD SCHOOL HOUSE GALLERY.
She was a resident artist at the d’Art Center for many years and currently resides in Olde Towne Portsmouth, VA.
“Art, Artifice, Artificial, Exageration, these words the springboards for my art. To transform a world of reality into a world of wonder and magic. To my English”Fairy Tale Telling Mother”, I owe much.”
Jean hosts several artists in her home weekly for conversation and fun. “The Gertrude’s Group” exhibited at the Offsite Gallery in the World Trade Center in 2018. Jean has exhibited in several group shows with Norfolk Arts at the Selden Gallery in the Selden Arcade. In 2016, Jean Peacock and Akiko Tanaka exhibited together at the Offsite Gallery.