Born in Dublin, Jean studied at Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design between 1970 and 1974. She then spent a period living and working in Amsterdam. It was during this time that she developed an interest in printmaking. She became a member of Graphic Studio Dublin in 1990 and since then has exhibited nationally and internationally. She has been involved in many exhibitions at the Graphic Studio, most recently being a member of the committee which initiated and organised ‘Gardens of Earthly Delight’ which took place in the Chester Beatty Library in 2005.
Her work is represented in many collections, both public and private, including the Office of Public Works, the Arts Council, the Chester Beatty Library, the Department of An Taoiseach, AIB, the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin and the Arts Council, Sweden. She was an award winner at the RHA Annual Exhibition in 2002.