Jeannie Griffin-Peterka, a native of Dallas, Texas, began her formal art education at Southern Methodist University as a Fine Arts undergraduate. Through the years she has studied with several private teachers including a wonderful woman who became her mentor as well as teacher. "I had always wanted to be an abstract painter. I am much more interested in color and the effects I can achieve with paint on canvas or paper than in subject matter. With her guidance I was finally able to give up the subject altogether."
While living in Texas, Jeannie was an active member of the fine arts community. Since moving to Portsmouth from New York City in 1994, her work has been shown in juried and invitational exhibitions in Portsmouth and the surrounding area as well as in national exhibitions.
She began the year 2000 with a 2 person exhibition at the Mingo Gallery in Beverly, Massachusetts followed by exhibitions at the 100 Market Street Gallery in Portsmouth and the Ogunquit Collaborative Art Gallery in Ogunquit, Maine. Recent national exhibitions have included the Atrium Gallery at the North Texas Helth Science Center in Ft. Worth, Texas and the Gateway Museum in Farmington, New Mexico. Her work hangs in corporate and private collections nationwide.
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Portsmouth, NH 03801