Jean McCauley is an award-winning artist who has been a member of the Muncie Artists Guild for over twenty years. She paints predominately in oils and pastels, but occasionally uses acrylics and watercolor. Her works are primarily landscapes, but she has more recently been painting a variety of dog portraits for family and friends.
Jean has exhibited in many shows, receiving numerous awards, and is a member of Richmond Art Museum, Art Association of Henry County (Best of Show in 2021), Art Association of Randolph County (Awards of Excellence), Minnetrista, Muncie Art Students’ League (where she served as president in 2015 and co-president in 2021), and the David Owsley Museum of Art Alliance to name a few.
Winter Storm - Pastels
Jean has studied with a wide variety of well-known and highly respected artists, including Carol Strock-Wasson, Mary Ann Davis, and Pam Newell. She also has been a part of several interesting art projects throughout the years including the Muncie Artists Guild’s mural paintings (one located in City Hall, the other in the Arts & Journalism Building at Ball State University).
In 2014 Jean was one of 14 artists selected to paint a violin for the 50th Anniversary of Emens Auditorium. In 2016 she was selected to participate in the Art of Sail Exhibition in Miami Florida which featured 30 artists from throughout the US. Each artist was provided a 36x36” segment of sailcloth from a retired jib sail. Additionally, Jean accompanied her son, David, on Artist in Residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and at the Santa Fe Art Institute. She continues to paint and show her work throughout central Indiana.
Her paintings have been inspired by the beauty and simplistic aspects of nature and the world in which we live. Jean hopes her work evokes a pleasing and meaningful calm, capturing a sense of peace for a quieter, more thoughtful, almost forgotten time.
2021 MAG Annual Show Award Recipient
Who's a Good Boy #2, Acrylic On Canvas
Honorable Mention - Photo N/A
Purple Haze, Pastel
3rd Place - Photo N/A
Close of Day, Pastel
Honorable Mention -Photo N/A
2022 MAG Annual Show Award Recipient
Home Court - Pastels