Jeanne Wells

373 Houlton Road, Easton, ME 04740

Disclaimer: Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk. Various websites may be linked through the website. Content of such sites is not monitored by the Maine Arts Commission.

About the Artist

I am not so interested in a photography which shows the viewer what we see – but rather how we see. Imperfection, perfection, tiny overlooked detail. Any harmony is momentary, any strife soon left behind. Rather than the conceptual, I choose the organic, the intuitive, the concrete objects of the world around me as they present themselves.

For the past thirteen years I have mainly used antiquarian and alternative methods: big cameras, film, tintypes, glass plates, and photogravures. I grind my own chemicals and mix them by hand. I flow emulsions onto glass and aluminum and apply pigments with brushes. In the case of The White Sutra, I have used the printmaker's ink and tarletan, polymer plates, and an intaglio press.

Why this difficult path in the age of technology? The perfection I seek is an emotional perfection rather than technical perfection. The real joy for me is in the work of the hands, in the craft and the process. I love to follow the image as it evolves and morphs and mingles with the mystery to find its own voice.

I hope that you enjoy my work. Each print or plate is, I hope, an expression of gratitude, for beauties always threatening to pass beyond expression.

Jeanne Wells

Category: Artist

Preferred Audiences: College, Adult

Disciplines: Paper, Works on, Photography, Printmaking, Multi-Disciplinary, Crafts

Contact Information

Jeanne Wells

373 Houlton Road
Easton  ME  04740 

207 809 9664

Learn More