Jeanne Bouza Rose has been creating watercolor white-line woodcuts for over twenty years in the USA and on the remote Scottish island of Orkney. By integrating Orcadian history and natural resources, she has evolved this “Provincetown Print” technique into the unique Orkney woodcut. Currently, an artist- in-residence at the Ness of Brodgar, a World Heritage neolithic archaeological site predating Stonehenge, Jeanne lives much of the year in Orkney but maintains and visits her Woodstock home throughout the year.
She has been extremely successful in spreading her version of the watercolor white-line woodcut, the only North American contribution to the art of printmaking, within the United Kingdom. Her artwork has been exhibited in galleries in the USA and in Scotland. Her work is in numerous private and public collects worldwide including Herriot Watt University, Scotland.
Living in Scotland allows her to choose a daily dog walk around the Neolithic Ring of Brodgar, the third largest stone circle in the UK. In 2022, to coincide with the British Museum’s first exhibition on the World of Stonehenge, some of her images painted at the Ring of Brodgar and at the Ness of Brodgar were featured as prints for sale in the exhibition shop.
In addition to white-line printmaking, Jeanne also works with watercolors and oil pigment sticks. When painting with oils, Jeanne enjoys expanding her surface to 6 foot wide canvas that can reach 15 to 45 feet in length.