Jean Mountford of Scranton is the February, 2020, Artist of the Month at Dunmore Activity Hub. Her “Lighthouse and Shallows” painting, pictured here, is one of her favorites.
She states, “I love lighthouses and water scenes, finding them so tranquil and serene.”
Jean started painting decades ago, but transitioned into oil painting around nine years ago, when she started going to the Dunmore Senior Center art classes with her sister, Jan, last month’s Artist of the Month.
She enthusiastically commented: “The class is great fun! There is so much talent there. It is great inspiration just to see what everyone is working on, and the support is wonderful. Plus, Jill Swersie, our wonderful instructor, keeps a wide library of pictures on hand to help us with ideas.”
Jean says she finds inspiration in photos, cards, and just about anywhere. She enjoys painting, her class, and classmates and thanks instructor Jill Swersie as well as Allison Boga, the Center’s Director, for this valuable and fun opportunity.