Jean didn't attain her BA in Fine Art until the remarkable age of 70 and for years, she had been crafting mesmerising abstract floral pieces on canvas

Before embarking on a life as a painter, Jean had an illustrious career in the theatre, becoming a Windmill Girl at the famous Windmill Theatre in the West End of London in the 1950s, working with British treasures such as Harry Secombe and Bruce Forsyth. In the 1970s, she performed all over the USA at venues such as the Chicago Hilton Hotel and the Carlton Hotel, New York, and became a regular on the Joey Adams chat show, Coast to Coast.