willmar area arts council

Jean Opitz


705 4th St SW, Willmar, MN 56201
Phone: 320-231-2742
Email: jcopitz@en-tel.net

Jean has been painting since she was a small child, coached by her artist father. She minored in art, graduating from Mt. Mary College in Milwaukee, WI. During the 17 years of her teaching career she taught art both in junior and senior high school.

In graduate school Jean worked mainly with oils and acrylics but always dreamed of mastering watercolors. In the past six years she has focused on that dream. Presently she uses the fluid medium of watercolor and oil pastels to capture the spirit/essence of our natural world. Birds, flowers, and familiar landscapes are frequent subjects of her paintings.

Jean is presently a part-time personal counselor in private practice and a part-time artist.

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