Jeannene Anderson – Painter of the Dunes

Self-taught award winning artist Jeannene Anderson is a full time artist who moved from the Chicago suburbs to Beverly Shores in 2008 to follow her lifelong dream of sharing her views of the National Lakeshore and the rural beauty of the Midwest. She has been painting for 30+ years including a very successful mural career in the Chicagoland area. Her artwork can be seen in several hundred homes and businesses in Chicago, and in private collections across the country as well as in Canada and China. She has sold nearly 60 originals since her launch in oil on canvas in 2010 and is opening her own gallery at 2315 E Hwy 12 in Long Beach later this summer. You can see her art at www.JAndersonGallery.com

As former president of the Southern Shore Art Association and helping to found the “Uptown Arts District” in Michigan City, she has helped bring awareness to the arts in the NW In area.

“To me, creating is as necessary as air is to breathe. Every glance I take, I study the world around me and take mental notes. I am inspired by the simple beauty that nature has to offer. I feel a deserted beach, lone tree or winding road is truly worth celebrating. My works are typically uncluttered. My intent most often, is to evoke a sense of calm and to convey how serene, desolate, and sometimes lonely nature can be.”