Jeannine was born in Brazil and moved to Milan in 1990 to continue her studies in Architecture Design.
She now holds a dual bachelor’s degree in Architecture Design from the Universiade of Brasilia, Brazil and from the Milan Polytechnic, Italy. Jeannine has been painting with watercolour since 2001. She studied with several Italian master watercolourists and in 2012 attended botanical illustration lessons with Maestro Pierino Dalvó, Gold medal RHS (Royal Horticultural society) recipient with works in The Shirley Sherwood Collection.
Jeannine’s works include free and loose watercolour and detailed and precise botanical work, in close connection with nature. Putting together two passions: watercolour and nature. She likes to paint mixed floral compositions and simple wild plants she finds close to her home in Italy.
In 2021 Jeannine completed the DLDC (Distance Learning Diploma Course) with Distinction and received The Jantien Burggraaf Memorial Award. She participated in the Society of Botanical Artists Plantae 2021 and 2022 Exhibition with one of her paintings.
She has paintings in private collections in Italy, Brazil, the United States, and France, and has participated in group and individual exhibits in Italy, including:
2004 the third City of Milan Watercolor painting competition,
Galleria Vittorio Emmanuelle II Milan
2014 Immages of water – Milan Civic Aquarium
2014 Collective, La Cavallerizza – Fai – Milan.
2014 and 2015 Fabriano Exhibition.
Currently, Jeannine teaches watercolour and botanical illustration near Milan.