Jeannie grew up in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in the 60’s and 70’s. She started college at Baylor University in Texas and finished her undergraduate degree in Mathematics at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Jeannie then moved to Memphis where she graduated from Southern College of Optometry in 1995. Jeannie has been an Optometrist at Stone Vision Center she started in Greers Ferry, AR since 1997. She has taken classes on and off for two years from Jim Tindall at the Fairfield Bay Adult Education Center. Her painting preference of mediums is Acrylic because she said she has never tried anything else. She paints various subjects but tends to like water in her paintings which she says is soothing. Her influence on becoming an artist was from her great uncle Philip Best who was an accomplished artist, and she owns a couple of his paintings. Also she says her sister Mary Davis who paints is an awesome Artist. When ask why she paints she replied “It’s challenging, relaxing, frustrating, and exciting all at once. It’s REALLY rewarding to paint something and look at it a few days later with a different “eye” and think WOW! I created that! It is very nice to know that there are so many people who like my style so much they have one in their home! It’s just really an unbelievable feeling, and I can’t thank them enough for inspiring her”.
The NCA Art Gallery’s mission is to bring quality Fine Art to our community with good taste & family values. The artists are professionals as well as emerging new artists. The artwork is open to all Artist and chosen by a selection committee under the direction of Art Coordinator, Charlotte Rierson. Art Gallery hours are Tues. thru Fri. 9:00-4:00 unless special events or conferences then the hours will be extended. All art is available for purchase. The Gallery is starting to take registration for the new exhibit. For more information about the Art Gallery contact NCA Art Coordinator, Charlotte Rierson-501-884-6100, email [email protected] or Conference Center Director, Wilba Thompson 501- 884-4202, [email protected], 110 Lost Creek Parkway, Fairfield Bay 72088.