Jean Dahrieh, founder of Art&Wine,
is a painter and sculptor whose works grace homes and public venues across the globe. Growing up in his native Lebanon, he discovered that he wanted to be an artist at an early age. His source of inspiration – Leonardo –
but not the Leonardo you might expect!
JEAN THE ARTIST
A chance meeting would enable Jean to pursue his dream of turning his passion into a way of life. After seeing Jean’s art, a singer asked him to paint in a live performance alongside him on the stage. It was a make or break moment, that gave Jean’s work a platform to be seen by thousands of people. Thanks to that performance, he was soon being invited to exhibit his work in many venues, as well as appearing in live TV painting performances and being commissioned to paint portraits of well-known figures and celebrities.
While he was at university, Jean’s father decided to encourage his son’s talent, and sent him for classes with a local painter, Pierre Chedid. Jean became so absorbed in learning as much as he could about painting that he would often spend whole days and nights at the studio, observing and eventually helping as he gained more experience. He then moved onto another studio, where the teacher invited him to help with painting walls in churches, villas and castles, providing yet more opportunity to study techniques and gain experience. As he learnt more and more, his own paintings became increasingly sophisticated in style and technique, and he began to gain local recognition as an artist.