Jeanne paints her still lifes directly from life, choosing subjects that are humble and personally meaningful to her, sometimes with a sense of humor. These are usually things she owns, or that have belonged to female relatives. It is her way of honoring the history of ordinary American women … an appreciation of beauty in everyday objects and the love that exists in the spaces around them.
In 2013, Jeanne Ruzzin blew off a career in advertising and started painting from scratch; within two years, she had a solo exhibition at a major Detroit gallery. Since then she’s sold many paintings and been juried into 50+ exhibitions. She’s recently started winning awards, getting into important national shows and was included in a major art quarterly. Her work resides in private collections across the country, including high-end art directors and interior designers.