Jeanne Bouza Rose has been creating watercolor white-line woodcuts for over 20 years in the USA and on the remote Scottish islands of Orkney. By integrating Orcadian history and natural resources, she has helped the technique evolve into the unique Orkney Woodcut. Currently Artist-in-Residence at the Ness of Brodgar, a World Heritage Neolithic archaeological site dating back to 3200 BC, Jeanne lives mostly in Orkney but maintains and visits her Woodstock home throughout the year.
She has been extremely successful in spreading watercolor white-line woodcuts, the only North American contribution to the art of printmaking, to the United Kingdom. Her artwork has been exhibited in galleries in the states and in Scotland and is in private collections throughout the world, including Herriot Watt University, Scotland.
Living in Scotland allows her to chose a daily dog walk around the Neolithic Ring of Brodgar, the third largest stone circle in the UK. In 2022, two of her images painted at the Ring will be featured in the British Museum Shop to coincide with their World of Stonehenge exhibition, as well as a print version of the large work she painted at the excavation in 2018.
Having studied painting, drawing, and color with Richard Vaux, Hans Jennerjohn, Frances Avery, Staats Fasoldt, and printmaking with Milton Goldstein, it is no wonder that she works in a variety of media. In addition to the Orkney woodcut, Jeanne also works in watercolors and oil pigment sticks on large flat canvas and paints on lampshades.
Jeanne originally learned watercolor white-line print making from the late Pia Oste-Alexander at the Woodstock School of Art.