Costa Rican artist Jeannina Blanco has been creative since childhood. At age 24, while living in California and recovering from brain surgery Jeannina healed herself through art. An event that changed her life forever, as she changed the studies from computer networking to painting.
Jeannina opened her first studio in 1996 in the Cannery Village, Newport Beach, where she studied with Marilyn Polliquin and later on with great artist Hedi Moran the workshop at Scottsdale Artist School in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Captivated by Plein Air artists in the area, joined the California Plein Air Painters Association and her passion for painting the landscape en Plein Air was acquired with practice and learning from associated artists. She belonged to the California Art Club and Artsbridge. Plein Air has been a parallel activity to her studio work since 1999.
Blanco returned to Costa Rica in 2002 and decides to become an artist instructor inspired by the way Moran transmitted her knowledge. That same year was accepted as a member at the Salmagundi Club New York were she belonged for five years participating in curated exhibitions and auctions.
Her work has been published in the Los Angeles Times, the Orange County Edition and The Artist's Blue Book among other publications including magazines, newspapers and TV interviews in Costa Rica. Her work is collected around the world, includes murals, paintings, drawings, photographs and a video documentary of 55 minutes about the theater history Costa Rican that it was declared of Cultural Interest in Costa Rica in 2009.
In 2014 was awarded an Special Mention to the ... more