Project Description

Jeanne Cardana

Illustrator & Artist — Oregon City, Oregon

Jeanne grew up in California, riding her horse in the Castro Valley foothills, and later lived much of her life in the Midwest, eventually settling in the NW. Jeanne has a Bachelors in Biological/Wildlife Illustration and worked as a private contractor illustrating for the USDA, national magazines, and for various scientific, medical, university, and commercial communities. Since moving to the NW in 2000, she has also worked as a RN in Oncology and Palliative Care.
Jeanne’s training as a biological illustrator, attention to detail, strong connection with the natural world, and love of and lifetime experience with horses translate into her work as an artist. Over the years Jeanne has produced and exhibited award winning original equine, animal, and Western Art pieces. While Jeanne initially worked in acrylics and watercolor, it was graphite and colored pencils that allowed her produce highly realistic, texture rich compositions. Horses and her love of nature and wildlife remain a strong theme in her beautifully detailed, expressive images.

Jeanne is an Associate, Women Artists of the West and American Academy of Equine Art, and a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America.


  • Women Artists of the West 50th Anniversary Member Show “WAOWing the Wind River Valley” online June 15th – July 30, 2020 at
  • Beavercreek Open Studio Tour October, 2020
  • Three Rivers Artist Guild Holiday Show, December, 2020


  • “Stoli” – Award of Distinction at the Colored Pencil Society of America “Explore This! 16 online exhibition -2020.
  • “Chillin’ In The Meramec” – Award of Distinction at the Women’s Artists Of The West 50th Anniversary National Exhibition at Settler’s West, Tuscon AZ – 2020
  • Best Of Show awarded to “Chillin In The Meramec” – Portland Art Guild’s 50th Anniversary Art Exhibition – 2019
  • Art With A Flair – 36th Annual Charbonneau Arts Festival – Received 3rd place People’s Choice Award – 2019
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