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Jeanne Filler Scott was born in Dover, New Jersey in 1952. As a child, she spent many hours in the woods behind the family house, observing and drawing animals and nature. Since Jeanne's mother was from the Bluegrass area of Kentucky, family vacations were spent there. Jeanne's grandfather worked at Almahurst Farm, where, at age 5, Jeanne met her first horse. Her paternal grandfather, who passed away before Jeanne was born, was also a talented artist who enjoyed drawing horses and natural objects.
Jeanne is the author of four books, published by North Light Books: Draw and Paint Realistic Horses; Painting Animal Friends; Painting More Animal Friends; and Wildlife Painting Basics: Small Animals. In addition, her work has been included in The Best of Wildlife Art; Keys to Painting Fur & Feathers; Painter's Quick Reference: Cats & Dogs; Discovering Drawing; and The Day of the Dinosaur, later re-released as The Natural History of the Dinosaur. Her paintings are published on greeting cards by Leanin' Tree, and she has been featured on the covers and in articles of magazines such as Equine Images, Wildlife Art, Chronicle of the Horse and Hastfocus, a Swedish horse magazine.
Jeanne's work has appeared in many exhibitions, including the Society of Animal Arists, Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, National Wildlife Art Show, Nature Interpreted (Cincinnati Zoo), American Academy of Equine Art, Kentucky Horse Park and the Brookfield Zoo. Several of her paintings are published as limited edtion prints, a number of which are sold out.
She is a member of the Society of Animal Artists and Artists for Conservation (formerly known as the Worldwide Nature Artists Group.)
Jeanne and her family live on a farm in Washington County, Kentucky, surrounded by woods, fields and the Beech Fork River. Their animal family includes 8 horses, 7 dogs, 11 cats, 2 rats, 11 cows, and a turtle. Most of their animals were rescued. Many wild creatures enjoy the sanctuary of the farm, including deer, opossums, wild turkeys, coyotes, hawks, raccoons, turtles, squirrels, foxes, snakes, skinks, crows, songbirds, owls and buzzards.