Jean Leibowitz Wiecha

My main interests right now are with how light and dark build form and emptiness in a picture, and how forms end and merge into the spaces around them. As a realist painter, I focus on specific forms rather than abstract or general ones, and enjoy crafting portraits, landscapes and still life. Working outdoors or in the studio, I use traditional methods to make drawings and oil paintings that I hope give viewers something to think about.

I retired recently from 35 years working in research and evaluation. Art and science each lead to transformation in their own ways. They both require a commitment to curiosity and problem solving and a joyous acceptance of failure as a learning tool.

My artwork is currently with Casco Bay Artisans in Portland ME. For portrait inquiries, please contact me directly.

—March 2020