Jean Long Ostrow
Medium: Painting

Studio Location:
Reis Studios - Studio# 219
43-01 22nd Street

Phone: 9175976953

Email: ostrow.jean@gmail.com

Website:: jeanostrow.com

Artist Bio:
Jean Long Ostrow is best known for her pensive, atmospheric and mysterious water scenes.

She participated in the arts and began drawing at an early age and was inspired by the

power of nature, the play of waves at the ocean, and the work of many artists especially

Turner, Whistler, and the American Luminists.

Jean's extensive travels, most recently to Russia and Japan, Southeast Asia, and Africa influence

her painting. Additionally, her penetrating observations of varieties of weather, sea, sky

and sunlight inspire her best work.

Jean began her career in fashion design and branched out into graphic design and

interior design. This multi-faceted artistic background informs and enhances her work

today. She studied at Boston University, where she majored in Fine Arts and she

continued her studies at The Art Student's League and The National Academy School of

Fine Art. Among the places she has exhibited are the Salmagundi Club, The Victor

D'Amico Institute of Art, the Cork Gallery at Lincoln Center, Guild Hall of East

Hampton,, The New York Conservatory Garden Group Show, and The National

Academy of Fine Art. She lives in Manhattan.

Artist Statement:
I paint moody seascapes and landscapes which are mysterious, timeless, and

meditative. They are intended to evoke familiar locations and yet transport the viewer to

the serenity of seemingly untouched places. I paint from memory, plein air studies, and

photographs I have taken.


My paintings are influenced by Turner, Whistler, and the "American Luminists."

I am fascinated by the effects of sky and weather, and the quality of light at different

times of day and in different seasons.



I use many coats of different colored glazes to create luminosity and depth. I use the

subtlety of color to create light foaming waves and dark, almost black seas. I seek to

portray nature in all its complexity and immense power. Figures are almost always

absent. Instead, I focus on solitary places.




All images and text copyright Jean Long Ostrow