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About the Artist

A Wisconsin native, Jeanne is a third generation artist. She sold her first work at the age of 14 and has continued to create since that time.

Jeanne uses a variety of media,  including watercolor, acrylics, oils and collage. Her subject matter reflects our changing urban and rural landscapes. She is fascinated with power lines, cable bridges, telephone poles and other infrastructures. She balances her practice with paintings of nature as homage to her "up-north" childhood. Her color choices are vivid and striking, infusing her work with life.


According to the artist, watercolor “is fascinating because of its many facets and often-unpredictable nature which requires moment-to-moment creativity. Whatever the medium, I use brilliant pigments, and paint with discipline, abandon, spontaneity and precision, depending on my feelings and surroundings. There is nothing timid about my palette, and I enjoy taking risks.” 

Nikolai Olivieri has a degree in Art and Spanish from Carroll University and a Masters in Teaching from Cardinal Stritch University. She has exhibited in galleries locally and nationally, done many juried exhibitions and has work in both private and corporate collections.

Select Exhibitions:  

Charles Allis Museum:  Forward Wisconsin, juried

UW Parkside: Works on Paper, juried

Pfister Gallery, solo exhibition, 32 works

Carroll University:   Vietnam Reflections, by invitation

UWParkside, Branding Creativity, juried

Fruitique, Juried by the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

Watercolor Wisconsin, Racine Art Museum Wustum, Juried

Current Gallery Representation:

Woodwalk Gallery, Egg Harbor, WI

Gallery 2o7, Milwaukee, WI


Past Gallery Representation:

Gallery of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI

Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Charlene’s Gallery 10, Gil's Rock, WI


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