Jeannine was born and raised in Maine, and having lived near the ocean, always felt a powerful connection to the sea. Because of this, the ocean in particular and nature in general remain her inspiration. While most of her professional career has been in visual communications, Jeannine has been pursuing her love of art in the form of oil painting. Her painting style is somewhere between impressionistic and non-objective and she aims to create an element of spontaneity and directness with the paint. Jeannine earned her BFA in graphic design from the Maine College of Art in 1988 and her MA in painting from the University of Indianapolis in 2010.