From a young age, I knew that one day I would love to paint. It wasn't until later in life that my childhood dreams of being an artist came to life. In early 2000, I joined the art studio of the talented Philip Craig. Shortly after, I established the impressionist.ca site to display and sell my artwork online. My Paintings were also displayed and sold at Koyman Galleries in Ottawa and B4ARTS Gallery in Montreal. Over the past 12 years, I've established two Rinaldo Hair Salon & Spas in Ottawa. Because I have been so consumed with my business, I haven't had the time to paint, nor do I have any pieces for sale. I'm hoping that my love and passion for the arts will bring me back to this amazing medium soon!
The third child in a family of 4 brothers and 5 sisters, Jean Eid was born in Mount Lebanon. at the age of 18, his sense of adventure led him to leave his childhood home and move to Canada. Settling in Hamilton, Ontario in July, 1974, he met his future wife Donna Raycroft the following year. The married three year later and moved to Ottawa where they raised two children Julie and Christian.
Jean originally trained as a professional Hair dresser and currently he co-owns two of the largest RINALDO Salon & spa franchise in Ottawa. 1982 he completed an IT course followed in 1996 with a diploma in Marketing from Algonquin College. His hobbies include golfing, traveling and sketching.
Jean has always had a talent passion for art, and more than twenty years ago focused his attention on painting. He has painted with various mediums, and excelled using oils, resulting from his art classes with well-knowing artist Philip Craig.
Jean strives to capture the beauty of contrasting highlights and lowlights in Landscape, architecture, still life and Floral arrangements. His style could be called contemporary, but prefers the description of impressionistic.