Jeanne O’Toole Hayman has been a painter and printmaker for more than twenty years. She began developing her printmaking skills at the Mason Gross School of Innovative Printmaking at Rutgers University and has been honing them ever since. More recently, the artist has been combining the ancient techniques of encaustic with printmaking, Working in her studio on Peaks Island, Maine and at the Peregrine Press in Portland she has merged the discipline of printmaking with that of encaustic enabling her to explore another layer of texture and surface.
The power of the artist’s work is ultimately kinetic. O’Toole Hayman seeks to capture the intensity of the human form as it moves through time and space, to create snapshots of strength and movement, a body in motion caught in an instant, but still radiating energy. Working with the human form to try to capture the graceful physicality of the dance with the muscularity of urgent effort.
Oil painting, in contrast to the technicality and focus of printmaking, gives the artist the freedom to explore landscape and seascape by layering color and form with thick impasto gestures that describe the density and complexity of age old geological forms on the Maine coast. In her more pastoral works, the artist engages with the great sweep of sky and land to describe space and atmosphere.
SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2014 “Water 2014,” Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island, Me
2012 “Spectrum 2012” From the Ocean to Cornfields to Flowers” Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island, Me.
2012 “Form & Figure,” Ink Drawings, Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, Center Sandwich,NH
2012 Drawings and Prints, Addison Woolley, Portland, M.e
2012` Paintings and Drawings, Patricia Ladd Carega Galllery, Center Sandwich, NH
2012 New Paintings, Rick Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island, Me.
2011 New Work, Addison Woolley, Portland, Me.
2008 Island Artists at Archipelago at The Island Institute, Rockland, Me.
2007 “Island Light”, Gem Gallery, Peaks Island, Me.
2007 “Visions from an Island Studio,” Archipelago Gallery, Rockland, Me.
2012 Print Counter Print at Rose Contemporary Gallery, Porland,, Me.
2012 “Drawn and Quartered, Treasures of the studio, Art House Gallery, Ptlnd, Me.
2011 Dunia Moja-One World, Lewis Gallery, Portland Public Library, Portland, Me.
2011 “Do you want to see my etchings”, LA Arts Gallery5, Lewiston, Me.
2011 Peregrine Press at Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, Center Sandwich, NH.
2011 “Mettalics The Golden Age” Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Is. Me.
2011 “Black & White”, River Arts Gallery, Damriscotta, Maine
2011 The Peoples Choice, Pen & Brush Gallery, New York, NY.
2010 New Work, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland, Me
2008 Peregrine Press Portfolio Exhibition, The Saco Museum, Saco, Me.
2007 “Encaustics”,New Hampton School, New Hampton, N.H.
2007 “Small Works”Courthouse Gallery, Ellsworth, Me.
2007 “The Boat Show The Gem Gallery, Peaks Island, Me.
2007 “Fusion”, Encaustics at The Greenhut Gallery, Portland, Me.
2007 Maine Print Project, “Maine Printmakers”- 1980-2005″at the Center for Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine
2006 “Peregrine Prints” at Saco Museum, Saco, Maine
2006 “Prints from Peregrine Press” University of Maine, Presque Isle,
2006 “Blooms” The Gem Gallery, Peaks Island, Me.
2006 Print Exhibition at the Clown Gallery, Portland, Me.
2005 “Summer Landscape Invitational”The Gallery at The Clown, Portland, Me.
2005 “Peregrine Prints” The George Marshall Store, York, Maine
2004 Small Works by The Artists at The Clown Gallery, Portland
2004 Summer Landscapes Invitational at The Clown Gallery, Portland
2004 “Sea and Sky” The Gem Gallery, Peaks Is. Me.
2004 Peregrine Press Print Show at Aucocisco Gallery, Portland
2004 Gallery at the Clown – Portland.
2003 Take a Peak Gallery, Peaks Island, Me.
Aucocisco @ The Eastland Gallery, Portland, Me.
An Island in Maine. The Piermont Fine Arts Gallery, Piermont, N.Y.
1998 National Association of Women Artists Traveling Print Exhibition
Interfaith Gallery, Riverside Church, New York , N.Y.
Forrestal Center, Princeton, New Jersey
Printmaking Council of N.J. – West Branch, New Jersey
1998 Small Works Show – Studio Four West, Piermont, N.Y.
1997 National Juried Show, Art Center of Northern New Jersey
Juror: William Zimmer of New York Times. Merit Award
1996 The Fertile Form Solo show – Piermont Fine Arts Gallery, Piermont, N.Y.
1996 Piermont (NY) Fine Arts Gallery, Group Show
Printmaking Council of New Jersey, “Currents in Printmaking Traveling Show.
Award Exhibition: “Four Voices” at Maurice Pine Library, Fair Lawn, N.J.
Wachung Center for the Arts “Black & White Show
Sixth Annual Small Works Show, Old Church Cultural Center, Demarest, N.J.
Intermission Gallery, John Harms Theater, Englewood, N.J. “Icons & Images”
Haworth Library, Haworth, N.J. “Summer Gardens
1994 Ridgewood (NJ) Arts Council Exhibition. The Stable Gallery, Ridgewood.
24th Annual Open Juried Show. Fair Lawn (NJ) Art Association.
AWARDS & AFFILIATIONS & GRANTS
2006 Co-President, Peregrine Press, an artist run cooperative printing studio in
2003 Portland Arts in Education Grant, “Connecting Peaks Kids to Their Environment
1999 Individual Artist’s Grant Award. Ridgewood Arts Council, Ridgewood. N.J.
1997 Merit Award. National Juried Show at Northern New Jersey Center for the Arts, New Milford, N.J. Juror William Zimmer, Art Critic for the New York Times.
Monoprint of “Metamorphosis” chosen for Edition Series of Ridgewood Arts Council Poster for Seventh Annual Arts Festival
1995 Honorable Mention – Black & White Show, Watchung Center for the Arts Juror, Stephen Sennot (Gallery Without Walls, Newark, N.J.)
1994 John W. Gaydos Award, .F.L.A.A. Fair Lawn, New Jersey.
R& F Paints Workshop, Kingston, NY.
Mason Gross Center for Innovative Printmaking, Rutgers University, N.J.
Printmaking Workshop – Museum of Fine Art, Newark, N.J.
Old Church Cultural Center for the Arts. Demarest, N.J.]
Studied Painting with Mona Brody and Printmaking with Dorothy Cochran.