Jeanne M. Wiger hold B.A. in psychology, comparative religion and speech, a B.S. in the fine arts and printmaking, Master’s degree in studio art and art education and a PhD in human development. In both her undergraduate and her graduate work her studio emphasis was in design, drawing and printmaking. As an art educator she has taught every age group from 3-year olds to senior citizens including K-12 and college.
Over the years, Jeanne has had numerous one-woman shows. She has also been in numerous juried shows, often receiving awards. Besides her life-long commitment to spirituality, human development and art, Jeanne has been active in the Woman’s movement throughout her adult life. Much of her current work show the blending of these interests.
For the past 30 years her professional work has been divided between psycho-therapy and studio art. Today, as an elder, she wears many hats. Among other things, she is a professional artist, art therapist, spiritual coach and mentor, life coach, storyteller and social ecologist.
Jeanne says of her work, “I believe that the visual arts should serve as spring board that the viewer can use to enrich their life, deepen their understanding of themselves, God and the world around them, and probe for meanings that might otherwise have been missed. To accomplish this task it is the responsibility of the artist to use all the skill and training they have in the creative process. They must also always remember that whatever they produce is but half of that process. It is only when the viewer enters into the endeavor that the work is completed. It is my hope that my work will fulfill this goal.”