My work explores the role of hope in the human condition and considers, with interest and wonder, those who move along uncertain paths, toward unknowable futures. I am especially interested in reflecting the hope that exists, however fragile, among such individuals, families, and communities with limited opportunities. Marginalized people, the faceless, those without a voice.
I look with interest and wonder at those places where hope coexists with hopelessness, welcome but seemingly out of place. In such circumstances the connections to hope may appear tenuous. But they are there and plainly visible to those who look.
JEANNE GOLIGHTLY (WHATLEY) holds a BFA in studio art/painting with minors in art history and weaving & textiles from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Jeanne has lived and worked in the U.S., Germany, Jordan, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Abu Dhabi. In 2014, her family settled in Athens, GA, where she continues to explore the subject of hope through her paintings.