Jean’s favorite subject is the human soul. She desires to capture the essence and inner beauty of
the human spirit through the use of light and color.
Born and raised in a small town in Oregon, Jean Hildebrant found herself drawn to the beauty
of art at the exceptionally early age of three. With a love for art growing within, Jean spent most
of her free-time drawing to develop her gift. As her personal style began to develop, she
discovered that she especially enjoyed portrait and figurative painting, working in oil and
Jean has taught for many years and enjoys passing the knowledge she has received so
generously, from great artists, on to her students. She is currently an instructor at the
Scottsdale Artists School and her paintings are represented by Mountain Trail Gallery in
Sedona, Arizona. She resides in Scottsdale with her husband, Michael.
Jean is an award-winning Arizonan with an established national reputation. Her oils and pastel
works have been featured in respected publications (North Light Books, National Geographic,
and Pastel Journal Magazine, for example.)
She paints realism with the purpose of leaving an indelible impression. Jean has exhibited and
won numerous awards in local and national shows. Among these accomplishments are the
Pastel Journal Magazines “Pastel 100” competition placing first, fourth and honorable mention
in the portrait/figure category; the Pastel Society of Americas National Annual Exhibition, New
York, NY ( B. & V. Giffuni Purchase Award); Pastel Society of Americas Master Pastelist and
Award Winner Exhibition, Kentucky; First place in the Richeson75 Competition; BoldBrush
Outstanding Pastel Award; and four times receiving Best of Show in the Portrait Artists of
Arizona Exhibition; several Best of Shows in the Arizona Pastel Artists Association Exhibitions;
Best of Show and Purchase Award in the Oregon Pastel Society Exhibition.