|"Being able to send something intriguing or beautiful out into the world is a perk - the biggest benefit of being an artist lies within the act of creativity itself. Getting lost in a piece and allowing your subconscious to play and express itself - that's the best nourishment and therapy I know of."|
Jean Fogelberg was born Jean Marie Mayer in St. Albans, New York. When she was 5 years old her family moved to the coastal town of Lompoc, California. She drew pictures for her classmates and taught herself to play the guitar at age 12, and within a few years was teaching children to play at a summer art & music camp in Santa Barbara and performing in a band with fellow high school students.
Enrolled as an art major at Alan Hancock College in Santa Maria, California, Jean attended classes by day and worked as a waitress on the graveyard shift at Denny's Restaurant by night. There she met the two night cooks, both musicians, and they formed a band together.
For the next 25 years she supported herself with her music and art, performing in San Luis Obispo, Shell Beach, Pismo Beach, Grover City, Paso Robles, Santa Maria, and Lake Tahoe in California; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; and Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 1980 she wrote The Temptations' hit song, "Power", for Motown legend Berry Gordy.
Moving to Santa Fe in 1989, her paintings of that time depicted scenes of New Mexico and Native American Indians. In 1996, while performing at a Santa Fe cafe, she met, and later married, singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg. An artist and photographer himself, Dan encouraged Jean to further develop her skills with the camera.
Since his untimely death of advanced prostate cancer in 2007, Jean has continued to support the Prostate Cancer Foundation, designing their annual Christmas holiday cards, speaking at events, and encouraging men to become informed about testing.
She has been a keynote speaker and honorary chair for the American Cancer Society, and the ACS Relay For Life. In 2009 she created a website providing support and information for caregivers called "Don't Lose Heart - Caregivers Caring For Caregivers", which she maintained until 2015.
Her photographs have appeared in magazines, books, and CD's.
Jean Fogelberg lives on an island off the coast of Maine.
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