Born in Yakima and raised in Seattle, Jean graduated from Cornish and the University of Texas in San Antonio. She has exhibited for over 37 years with reviews in Art in America and Artweek. Solo exhibitions include Kohler House, Art Gym, Women & Their Work, Cygnus, Anchor and Shoreline. Jean founded Anchor art space, a project space offering compelling exhibitions and art education. She served on Boards at Cornish, 911, Anchor, La Conner Arts Commission and presented workshops for Artist Trust. Jean is represented by Smith & Vallee Gallery and recently exhibited at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art in September through November, 2017.