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Jeanne James-Hory

Jeanne James-Hory, a Canadian-based painter, creates her original energetically charged acrylic paintings on wooden panels. Her work explores themes surrounding the tenacity and magic of life - it’s reaching and striving, despite hardship. 

Although never formally trained as an artist, she earned her degree in graphic design at what is now the Seattle Creative Academy. Her years of braving the world as a single mother inspired her current direction in creating art that heals and supports, and sharpened her skills of observation and tuning into her surroundings.

Now living at the top of beautiful Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Jeanne has become a bear-rescuing, balloon animal-making, volunteer fire-fighting, swing-dancing, spiritual-adventuring, aikido-loving, extroverted hermit who has a way with paint. Arting to increase joy and flow is her passion.

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Professional Experience
& Affiliations


2013 - Present

Co-owner and operator of Graceworks Gallery, located in Port Hardy, British Columbia. Display of artworks, customer relations, packaging and posting, general operational tasks and gallery upkeep.

Art Curator


Art curator for local creative festivals, including conceptualizing, event planning, creation of ephemera, coordinating with participants, directing the presentation of artwork, and interactions with clientele.

​Member of the following organizations:

  • North Vancouver Island Arts Society

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