Jean Wilkey creates brightly colored worlds populated with plants, animals and people. Her oil paintings use fabrics to frame slices of land and sky that blur the line between indoor and outdoor, between still life and landscape. Rife with symbolism, her art can also be enjoyed for the bright color and harmony she infuses into each canvas. These painted metaphors attempt to highlight our relationship to animals, to nature and to ourselves. Her work has appeared in “Southwest Art” and “Exploring TOSCA” magazines and is held in private collections in more than a dozen countries. Wilkey has a master’s in painting and has taught at NMSU and UTEP. She currently teaches at Doña Ana Community College and privately at her studio. Website: www.jeanwilkey.com.