About the Artist
Jeanne O''Toole Hayman has been a painter and printmaker for more than twenty years. She began developing her printmaking skills at the Mason Gross School of Innovative Printmaking at Rutgers University and has been honing them ever since. More recently, the artist has been combining the ancient techniques of encaustic with printmaking, Working in her studio on Peaks Island and at the Peregrine Press, artist run co-operative in Portland, she has merged the discipline of printmaking with that of encaustic enabling her to explore another layer of texture and surface.
The power of the artist''s work is ultimately kinetic. O''Toole Hayman seeks to capture the intensity of the human form as it moves through time and space, to create snapshots of strength and movement, a body in motion caught in an instant, but still radiating energy. Working with the human form to try to capture the graceful physicality of the dance with the muscularity of urgent effort.
Oil painting, in contrast to the technicality and focus of printmaking, gives the artist the freedom to explore landscape and seascape by layering color and form with thick impasto gestures that describe the density and complexity of age old geological forms on the Maine coast. In her more pastoral works, the artist engages with the great sweep of sky and land to describe space and atmosphere.
Preferred Audiences: College, Adult
Disciplines: Painting, Printmaking
OToole HaymanJeanne113 Reed Avenue
Peaks Island ME 04108