2016 Joint exhibition with Akiko Tanaka at the Offsite Gallery, World Trade Center
2018 Gertrude’s group exhibition at the Offsite Gallery, World Trade Center
2022 Norfolk Arts Adams Outdoor Advertising Billboard Artist
Offsite Gallery solo exhibition “The Street Where I Live” opening February 4, 2022
Jean Peacock is primarily an oil painter. She’s an award winning artist who has participated in juried solo and invitational group exhibitions throughout the region and Southeastern Virginia. Her paintings are included in private collections internationally. Jean has lectured for The Norfolk Society of the Arts at the Chrysler Museum (Tell Me A Painting) and for the International Torch Club, Portsmouth Chapter, (Art: Daring To Look Past The Cliche). An avid ForKids supporter, Jean has donated artwork and helped with their annual auction for over 17 years. Jean was a resident d’Art Center artist for over 20 years.
In 2013, she published a book together with Matthew Bernier, a puppeteer and art therapist at Eastern Virginia Medical School. 42 oil paintings were created for their joint exhibition, “The Door of Good: A Fairytale”, that were then used to illustrate the book written by Bernier. Their joint exhibition was voted one of the 10 best exhibitions of the year by The Virginian Pilot.
In 2012, she and her late husband, painter and Art History professor George Tussing, opened a small gallery The Old School House Gallery, in New Market, Virginia (Shenandoah Valley) in their historic family home which was the first school in that town in 1873.
Jean is a founding member of Studio 3009 and The Gertrude Group, a weekly gathering of over a dozen local artists. who gather in her home for conversation and fun.
“Art, Artifice, Artificial, Exaggeration, these words are 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.”