Thursday, January 03, 2008

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Jean Westbrook Chosen as Newnan's Artist of the Month

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Composed By:  Forrest W. Schultz  770-583-3258
January 3, 2008
Jean Westbrook Is Newnan's "Artist of the Month"
     City of Newnan Public Information Officer Gina Lau Snider has released the following information about the "Artist of the Month", Jean Westbrook, whose paintings are now on display in the reception area of Newnan's City Hall:
Newnan City Hall's 'Artist of the Month' for January 2008
Jean Westbrook is named Newnan-Coweta Art Association's "Artist of the Month" for the month of January 2008. A sampling of her work is on display at City Hall in Newnan. Westbrook is no stranger to this honor. She has been named Artist of the month in the past. We start off 2008 with a veteran artist.
Westbrook has been an active member of the Newnan Coweta Art Association for many years and served on the board of directors. Her paintings have been on display for many locations in Newnan and Peachtree City for several years. While a member of The Society of Decorative Painters, she has enjoyed painting wood, metal, glass and gourds.
Her first love is teaching her art students and passing her gift of art to her students. Westbrook loves painting in general but she most enjoys landscapes, animals, people and still life. Her last accomplishment was to paint her grandparents who have been deceased for almost fifty years. She presented it to her only living uncle who lives in California . The portrait was one she is most proud. Painting is something she feels she will always be a part of her life.
For the second year, a Westbrook painting has been chosen for the Newnan Coweta Art Association yearly calendar which is available during the Christmas show in November each year. Also, two of her art students paintings were chosen for this new year calendar, which made her so proud of them. Classes are held in her home each week. Several of her students have won ribbons at local art shows in Newnan.
The Newnan Coweta Art Association meets the third Thursday of each month from September through May at the Harriet Alexander Art Center on Hospital Road at 7::00 p.m.

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