Jeanette Compton is an artist and educator whose stark pen and ink compositions mainly focus on natural objects such as nests, branches, bark, fungi and other materials whose texture and form catch her attention. She strives to convey respect and admiration for the natural world, especially in its sometimes unnoticed details.
Jeanette’s work has been shown throughout the region in both group exhibitions, including “Environmental Food Chain”, RE:ARTISTE International Art Organization at Gallery MC, New York, NY, and “Seeing Green”, an exhibition at The Gallery at the Connecticut Cancer Foundation in Old Saybrook, CT, and solo efforts, such as “The Nature of New Haven” at Ives Gallery, New Haven, CT and “Empty Nests” at the Woodbridge Town Library, Woodbridge Connecticut. She is a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and is a guest instructor with the Yale Peabody Museum Natural Science Illustration Program.
Jeanette holds a BS in Biology and an MS in Environmental Education from Southern Connecticut State University