"To use a verb common to interior design and fashion, Chesterfield artist Jo Jasper Dean’s Palm Fronds positively pops.
The chromatic vivacity of that 36- by 48-inch oil, which Dean committed to canvas in 2017, may remind many viewers of the botanical jubilation of an increasingly mythic-seeming “ordinary” late spring or early summer here, one unmarred by either flooding or drought. Like many of the other works displayed in her website’s gallery, Palm Fronds also may tempt viewers to think fruitful thoughts: lemon, lime, tangerine, kiwi."
...Bryan Hollerbach, Ladue News, St Louis, MO
“Jo Jasper Dean’s painting technique combines the use of a centuries' old traditional grisaille, with a contemporary color palette so enhanced it would test positive for steroids. Finding her inspiration in the natural environment, Dean adheres to the reality of defining the form of the subject she portrays but breaks free with an imaginative color palette of saturated and amplified colors. The interaction and tension between complementary colors detonates a visual explosion that is simultaneously stimulating and soothing to the viewer.”
…Philip Hitchcock, Director, Owner, PHD Gallery, St Louis, MO
"I'll have what Jo Jasper Dean is Drinking!
...Dean’s paintings communicate heat and energy that is as intense and enjoyable as a top-shelf cocktail consumed on a tropical beach...Fear not the experience. You will not be hung over after indulging in Dean’s high voltage oil.” Sara Griesbach, St Louis Beacon
“Dean’s cacti crackle with preternatural shades of purple and green, and her crab sizzles in a shell of oranges ranging from melted SweeTart to sun-going super nova,” Paul Friswold, River Front Times, St Louis, MO
“In works that make an incredible color effect, artist Jo Jasper Dean combines the use of a centuries-old grisaille with bold contemporary color schemes.“ Alive Magazine, St Louis, MO
"Color on Steroids: (Dean's) explosive palette of super-saturated colors breathes powered life into carefully observed renderings..." WHERE Magazine, St Louis, MO
“Jo Jasper Dean is a talented artist who finds nature inspiring and color intoxicating. She now has her own solo exhibition at PHD Gallery in St. Louis aptly named “Drunk on Color….” Deborah Ward for the Eureka Wildwood Patch.
“Jo Jasper Dean’s painting technique combines the use of a centuries' old traditional grisaille, with a contemporary color palette so enhanced it would test positive for steroids. Finding her inspiration in the natural environment, Dean adheres to the reality of defining the form of the subject she portrays, but breaks free with an imaginative color palette of saturated & amplified colors". KDHX Calendar, St Louis, MO
"Jo Jasper Dean is an artist living and working in St Louis, Missouri. She is known for her saturated, amplified colors, and she has successfully developed a unique painting style which has drawn attention to her paintings on a national level. Ms. Dean has received numerous awards of excellence recognizing her distinctive visual voice.
Jo Jasper Dean’s incredibly imaginative palettes and subjects are inspired from nature. The Exotica Series, featured at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort and Spa, has been extremely popular with our hotel staff as well as our guests. Currently she is completing new work in this series that will be introduced soon at the hotel.
As the Art Curator at La Posada, I am particularly impressed with Jo Jasper Dean’s technique of building strong colors, one after the other, without any trace of incompatibility, despite the fact that often what she places next to each other are from opposite sides of the traditional color-charts.
Her paintings are Alive and Fun and natural focal points. It is not surprising that many of her collectors have more than one!"
...Sara Eyestone, Art Curator at La Posada de Santa Fe.
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