Artist Spotlight

The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts


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Jean Dalton

Overture, acrylic 32x40


Allegro, pastel 28x48

Jean Dalton's basic art education and study began with the practice of classical realism in a variety of media. Over the years, along with her many still lifes, landscapes and figure drawings, non-objective abstract painting slowly but strongly became a great motivator in stretching the creative boundaries.


Artist Statement:
I enjoy working in both abstract and figurative formats. Consequently, I have a diverse body of work. My works emerge from the physical act of putting paint to canvas or paper. However, years spent learning the basic principles and processes of traditional painting, which I still enjoy practicing today, have provided the foundation for experimentation. While painting an abstract, the countless aesthetic decisions I make are rarely smooth and uncomplicated.
Yet, I relish the endless creative possibilities.


Newark School of Fine & Industrial Art, NJ
Pratt Institute, New York
Art Students League, New York
Paris, France - Independent Study

Professional Memberships:
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts
Connecticut Pastel Society
Connecticut Watercolor Society
New Haven Paint and Clay Club
Academic Artists Association
Essex Art Association
Guilford Art League
CT Women Artists (President 1980-82)


Awards (partial listing):
Pastel Journal - Annual Pastel 100 Competition:
  1st Place, Abstract- 2005, 2nd Place, 2008
Piedmont Annual - 1st Place, 2002 & 2004,
 Best in Show, 2007
Gallery 53 Annual Juried Exhibition-
  Best in Show, 2007
Connecticut Pastel Society- 2008
Hollis, NH Art Festival, Best in Show, 2007

One Person Exhibitions:
The Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich
John Slade Ely House, New Haven
University of Connecticut, Waterbury
Jorgensen Gallery, University of CT, Storrs


202 Shallowbrook Lane, Glastonbury, CT 06033

E Mail:


Elegy, oil on paper, 26x40


Granada, pastel, 24x24