Jeanne Black McKinney was born in Buffalo, New York. She graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Art. She also studied at the Moore College of Art in Philadelphia and with private teachers, in classes and workshops.
Jeanne's earliest artistic influence came from her grandfather, the Baltimore artist, Edward S. Black. She grew up surrounded by his beautiful paintings and fondly remembers him making drawings for her and her brothers when they were small children. After raising her five children, Jeanne has returned to painting. She especially enjoys painting the rural Pennsylvania landscape. Painting outdoors seems natural to her as she also enjoys hiking and flyfishing in Central PA and beyond.
"I feel blessed to live in such a beautiful area, surrounded by mountains to explore, streams and rivers to fish, and an abundant source of inspiring landscape to paint. I hope to interpret in my work, for others, that which moves me when I view the land."