About Jean Wilson
Born in Scotland and emigrating to Australia in 1969 I completed my formal education in Sydney. I studied art but could never work out why I was always being taught things I already seemed to know. Unaware of my natural abilities I became bored and quit study.
Moving to Perth, Western Australia in 1989 I began painting with pastels. I exhibited and sold numerous paintings and undertook commissions doing pet portraits. During this period I had noticed a number of artists using photographs in their studios to complete their works. I followed suite, although I felt my photographs were somewhat underwhelming then suddenly - 'artists block'! Nothing I could do would improve the situation - that is until I discovered 'Photoshop'.
Purchasing a new DSLR camera, I joined a photography club in order to learn how to gain optimal use of my new purchase and how to take a decent photograph! After a time the need for 'more' crept in to my photography, I needed to add something else, perhaps using a bit of artistic flair. I soon became fascinated with photo manipulation - I was hooked! Telling stories using my off-beat imagination, compositing and manipulation of photographs began to take hold of my life. Spending many hours in front of my computer practicing and refining my style/skills often constructing images from 'daydreams' or 'lucid dreams' I produce images that look quite believable - although highly improbable!