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Tender Togetherness

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I have been truly captivated and deeply moved by the tender connection and love that has found it's way onto my canvases and sculptures the past few years. Unique creations, imaginative stories and expressive portraits - themes I can’t seem to get enough of! Now I'm excited to share my creative discoveries with you!

From the tenderhearted Mother Daughter Love and Sister Love themed pieces to the emotional portraits or the exploration of clay... it is the emotion and tenderness I’m excited to share with you.

I hope you will join me me on this journey as we create and find our tender pieces together, through the imagery and stories buried within us and help them find their way onto our canvases.

Much love,  Jeanne-Marie


the daughter never ever gives up on the mother, just as the mother never gives up on the daughter. There is a tie here so strong that nothing can break it. I called it “the unbreakable bond”.
— Rachel Billington

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Who Is This Class For?

After painting this theme for a few years, I realized it was the togetherness that I was drawn to and the tenderness they shared that was holding me captive. I knew I wanted to share this with you. To focus how I found tender togetherness and how to capture closeness on my canvas by adding multiple faces, gestures and emotions in one piece that created stories of closeness, tenderness and togetherness.

I want to focus on finding the love, emotion and tenderness in each piece.



Here's a description of our special lessons:


Lesson 1 :  Mother Daughter Love


I don't think I will ever stop painting this theme.  It is so dear to my heart, being a Mom to two girls who hold my whole heart, it comes up for me often.  I can't remember when exactly I started painting MotherDaughterLove pieces but it's been a love thing ever since.

Looking at painting this connection. Learning from the Madonna, the ultimate MotherLove story to our own MotherLove stories. This is something very dear to my heart and I can't stop painting it.

There is beauty in simplicity

Lesson 2 : Mother love

Now that we have been moved by the ultimate MotherLove story with the Madonna - let’s find our own MotherLove story.

I am always looking for ways to capture MotherLove togetherness and closeness and different ways of telling tender stories.


Lesson 3 : sister love

I do believe there is a longing in all of us to have beautiful connection with our sisters, whether we have a blood related sister or not. I think there is a longing in all of us for it. I am always looking at ways to capture this story.


Lesson 4 : friendship love

As I'm getting older, this is something I am loving and appreciating so much in my own life. The power of soul sister connections. It's a beautiful thing and I want to paint it.


Lesson 5 : paperclay love

I love exploring clay and creating something from scratch.  I find it equally emotive and beautiful. Through the use of gestures, tilted heads and placements of hands, tender emotions can be found in your clay figurines. Even with simple faces and elements so many emotions can be reached.

In this lesson, we’ll explore:

  • Introduction and understanding your clay

  • Finding emotion in individual figure / gestures

  • Finding the emotion with multiple figures / gestures

  • Painting our clay sculptures in a way that completes their stories.



Bonus Lesson : Lomography Love - Instant photography

I know when I make the decision to step out of the door with the intention of capturing Beautiful,  I never come home disappointed.  It is in the silent moments of being slow enough to seek and find what's in your lens.

It's when you find beautiful surprises that you would have otherwise missed. There is a beautiful story telling element to this concept and I know it's something you’ll want to capture.  

How truly remarkable to leave this Story of Life.

In this lesson, we’ll explore:

  • Finding tender emotion in your lens.

  • Finding ways to capture daily tenderness.

  • Keepsakes

Playing with our instant cameras / cell phones, with instant printers

Projects - to take our cameras with us wherever we go and capture moments in time - finding beautiful ways to see, feel and love your life, one capture at a time

I wouldn’t have seen it if I hadn’t been looking
— Hailey Bartholomew

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What will you learn in this class?

  • Painting the MotherLove based on the Madonna and making it your own

  • Intuitively finding your own MotherLove Story

  • Painting and finding the tender connections in SisterLove

  • FriendshipLove

  • Working with finding tenderness in your Clay

  • Lomography Love and finding tenderness in your Lens

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Your favourite Acrylic Paints - What I'll be mostly using..




About Jeanne-Marie

Jeanne-Marie is a Cape Town based Artist. Born in Zimbabwe and now living in Cape Town with her husband and two teenage daughters. Jeanne-Marie has lived all over South Africa throughout her childhood and lived in the UK as a young adult for a short while where she started her working career in the Film Industry at the BBC, Drama.

Jeanne-Marie returned to Cape Town, South Africa in 1996 to get married and start her family and continue her career as a Freelancer in the Film Industry. Always being creative by nature and always dabbling in the arts, it was something she knew she wanted to pursue on a full time basis. In 2010 she made that a reality. She has been actively and daily working creatively ever since. A lover of film photography, painting and sculpture.

In 2017 Jeanne-Marie held her first Creative Portraiture on Recycled TeaBags, Solo Exhibition in Woodstock, Cape Town which was later published in Slow and Premier Magazine and Elle Decorate for her work. She has been selling her art worldwide for the past 6 years and in 2016 started teaching online. 

I have been on a learning journey and it’s been a delightful surprise in my life, one I’m embracing everyday. Thank you for being on this journey with me and allowing me to share this special part of my life with you.

Jeanne-Marie continues to juggle her time between her art, teaching online and the film industry and the demands of two very active teenager girls.