Born in 1934, Jean joined a circus at the age of 14, and began a theatrical career then went on to become one of the famous Windmill Girls at the Windmill Theatre in the West End of London, working with such greats as Harry Secombe and Bruce Forsyth. In 1970 Jean spent some time in the U.S.A. and was a regular on the Joey Adams TV show Coast to Coast. In 1980 Jean was a regular in TV “Hi de Hi” and “East Enders”.
It wasn’t until the 1990’s that Picton began painting seriously. In 2002 Jean graduated from the University of Hertfordshire with a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in fine art.
Jean uses the abstracted flower as a metaphor, that “life goes on, no matter how broken or devastated the place becomes. New growth erupts even in the bleakest corner, and nature still manages to complete its life cycle, with an abundance of colour, life and hope.”