Jeanne Aisthorpe-Smith was born in England in 1945. She is a graduate of the Victoria College of Art, and has a well-established career as a painter. Since the late 1990s, Jeanne has focused her attention on landscapes, predominantly from her vicinity in Nova Scotia's beautiful Annapolis valley. Her work combines vibrant and often whimsical colour with traditional architecture found in rural settings. Her colourist paintings bring a distinctive, contemporary sensibility to what is otherwise thought to be traditional subject matter. Historic rural buildings are placed as though they have always belonged in the landscape, and are made even more idyllic by the artist’s unique use of colour.