Jeanne Bessette

Jeanne Bessette professional artistJeanne Bessette Jeanne considers herself one of the fortunate ones, having enjoyed great success living a creative life as a full time artist. Her deep desire to help others do the same has led her to teaching and mentoring other creatives to live a fuller, more authentic life.

Jeanne attributes her career success to a combination of inner work, devotion to her craft, a keen eye on her business, and a "boots on the ground" tenacity. Her workshops and retreats are filled with depth, warmth and wit, with a sprinkle of technique. Her intuitive approach to painting and ability in helping artists find their true voice leads her workshop participants to developing a stronger sense of self.

Jeanne comments: “I'm a realist, which to me means I imagine the best, most outrageous life possible; then I go about the business of achieving that life. I paint almost every day in my studio in Raleigh, North Carolina, which is literally 25 paces from my back door (less if you have longer legs). I’m not a native to the South; I’m a repaired New Englander which means I talk to strangers, smile more and grump less, but I still love going home to Rhode Island. I have an organic garden. I’ve been living mostly harmoniously with the same person for 20-ish years and I have a simple but full life."

After a successful 13 year career as a photographer, Jeanne Bessette felt the urge to return to her original love—painting. Her work can now be seen and purchased in over a dozen galleries across the United States and she has patrons In the U.S. as well as the U.K, Australia and Canada vigorously collecting her work. She enjoys teaching other artists as a way of staying connected to the artistic community.

Jeanne believes art and artists are a crucial gift to our world and considers herself a very grateful artist. For more information about Jeanne, visit

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