Work samples

  • Nap Time
    Nap Time
    Acrylic on canvas.
  • Painting Time
    Painting Time
    Acrylic paint on stretched canvas.
  • Playtime
    Acrylic painting for the 2017 Madonnari Arts Festival.
  • Washed Out.jpg
    Washed Out.jpg
    Chalk and tempera paint on asphalt.

About Jean

Baltimore County

Jean E. Razulis attended the Mount Royal Graduate School at MICA, graduating with an MFA. She earned a BA in Studio Arts from the University of MD, College Park, which she attended on a full Seagram's scholarship. Jean also completed graduate-level courses in painting and printmaking at Towson University.

Ms. Razulis has explored various media, currently concentrating on photography and acrylic painting to create large, colorful figurative and landscape pieces. A recurring theme… more

The Seasons, Part II

Candid, unposed digital images of subject engaged in normal activities in a natural setting.

High Anxiety: 60,000 Photos

When my daughter was 11 months old, an ER surgeon secretly and maliciously misdiagnosed my ruptured, gangrenous appendicitis as an "Anxiety Disorder."  I developed excruciatingly painful, life-threatening infectious complications, including peritonitis, football-sized abdominal abscesses, a small bowel obstruction, twisting of the colon, twisting of the mesentary, adhesive disease and a giant open wound in my abdomen.  I did not know if I would live, let alone paint.  

After months of  torturous procedures, including starvation, NG tubes and four emergency surgeries at two different hospitals,  I was miraculously still alive but grotesquely disfigured, disabled, in pain and unable to paint.  

My nephew suggested that  I take a photo of my daughter each day.  One photo led to ten.  Ten to twenty.   I  now have more than  100,000 photos.  Of my daughter.  For my daughter.  

For your daughter.   

And for every woman  who has ever been or who will be falsely labeled with the Scarlet A of "Anxiety" instead of a real, life-threatening medical condition.

And for the poor, the old and other "worthless" patients.  People who are "wasting the Court's time," as was I.

Forget everything you think you know about medical malpractice, all the hype  you've seen on bus ads,  on TV or at the movies.   Forget the glossy hospital  brochures with their  "Patient's Bill of Rights."   We have no patient's bill of rights in Maryland or our country.

Doctors can and do get away with malpractice all the time, thanks to our court system, which protects the powerful, wealthy medical insurance companies and their medical providers and blames the victims.  Medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in our country, where killer doctors go right back out through a revolving door to abuse again.

The killer who misdiagnosed me had, a year before, butchered a Towson woman with appendicitis in an eerily similar case,  yet Maryland's Court of Appeals let him go, stating that patients had "no guarantees."

Yes, the Court set him free to butcher me.  To butcher me for a few hundred dollars.  And he is still out there, lurking around the ERs.

Let the buyer beware.  We have more rights when we buy a can of beans than with our own bodies.

I lost my body, my ability, my art.  I lost my husband, who was fired for taking off too much time to care for me and then lost his mind from the stress.  I lost my pets because I was too incapacitated to care for them.   I lost  just about everything - except my life.  And my daughter.   I was the fortunate one.

I could not get a single lawyer to take my case.  Victims don't get big payouts; they get abused  all over again by the court system.  Lawyers, who take malpractice cases only on contingency, become the judge, jury and executioner.  They are looking for an enormous, easy payout, not justice for the victim. 

And woe are you if  you decide to sue the doctor yourself - without a lawyer-  as I did.  You will be forced by law to pay thousands of dollars to "an expert witnesss" doctor - who was not there and who does not know you from Adam -because the courts consider ordinary citizens just too stupid to see that the giant hole in your stomach is not an anxiety disorder.

You will be put on the defense and treated  like  a conviving criminal.  The doctor's lawyers will supeona all your medical and dental records from the beginning of time.  Your abuser will smirk at you as you are deposed for eight hours straight.  His lawyers will badger you with ridiculous, irrelevant and embarrassing questions; hurl insults at you; laugh at you; play good-cop-bad-cop; and accuse you of  lying.  The truth will not be discovered.  

You will not have your pain healed,  your body restored,  your lost years returned,  your huge financial losses repaid or your life given back.  No races will be run for you.  You will not be awarded a pink ribbon or  applause. 

But you know the truth.  And so do they.  Because you told them.  And you will continue to tell your story until we can  have justice.  And our daughters' lives will be saved.

  • Decree.jpg
    Medical Malpractice in Maryland
  • Guarantee.jpg
    Medical Malpractice in Maryland
  • Free.jpg
    Medical Malpractice in Maryland
  • Me.jpg
    Medical Malpractice in Maryland
  • Greed.jpg
    Medical Malpractice in Maryland
  • Casi at the Pool
    Casi at the Pool
  • Casi Eating Christmas Dinner
    Casi Eating Christmas Dinner
  • Casi After Her Bath
    Casi After Her Bath
  • Casi Singing in the New Year
    Casi Singing in the New Year
  • Casi Brushing Her Teeth
    Casi Brushing Her Teeth

The Seasons

Candid, unposed digital images of subject in natural environment.
  • Winter Concert
    Winter Concert
    Digital photograph.
  • Snowy Walk
    Snowy Walk
    Digital photograph.
  • Reflections
    Digital photograph.
  • Autumn Leaves
    Autumn Leaves
    Digital photograph.
  • Footprints
    Digital photograph.
  • Santas in the Mist
    Santas in the Mist
    Digital photograph.
  • The Promised Land
    The Promised Land
    Digital photograph.
  • Snow Swing
    Snow Swing
    Digital photograph.
  • Running Up that Hill
    Running Up that Hill
    Digital Photo

Art History

Reinventing iconic female images in art history.
  • Jean's World
    Jean's World
    Acrylic on canvas 64"X64"X3"
  • Madam X
    Madam X
    Acrylic on canvas 64"X64"X3"
  • Mona Lisa
    Mona Lisa
    Acrylic on canvas 64"X64"X3"
  • The Scream
    The Scream
    Acrylic on canvas 64"X64"X3"
  • Pinkie
    Acrylic on canvas 64"X64"X3"

Living Art

An artist's life.
  • The Wallflower
    The Wallflower
    Acrylic on canvas 64"X64"X3"
  • The Poison Apple
    The Poison Apple
    Acrylic on canvas 64X64"X3"
  • Burned at the Stake
    Burned at the Stake
    Acrylic on canvas 64"X64"X3"
  • May Day
    May Day
    Acrylic on canvas 64"X64"3"
  • Black Widow
    Black Widow
    Acrylic on canvas 64"X64"X3"
  • Madam Butterfly
    Madam Butterfly
    Acrylic on canvas 64"64"X3"
  • Fertile Ground
    Fertile Ground
    Acrylic on canvas 64"X64"X3"
  • Deacon Blue
    Deacon Blue
    Acrylic on canvas 64"X64"X3"
  • The Betrayal
    The Betrayal
    Acrylic on canvas 62"X62"X3"
  • Back to the Garden
    Back to the Garden
    Acrylic on canvas 62"X62"X3"

Examples of Work from Various Shows

Examples of work from various local, regional and national group and solo exhibitions. Large acrylic paintings on stretched canvas.
  • Black Widow
    Black Widow
    From "Living Art: An Artist's Life," Solo Show, Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD.
  • Deliverance
    From "Obsession, Addiction, Passion!" Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD.
  • The Judgment
    The Judgment
    From "Artscape Juried Exhibition," Baltimore, MD.
  • The Ties that Bind
    The Ties that Bind
    From "Mute," Cade Center for the Arts, Anne Arundel Community College.
  • The Offering
    The Offering
    From the 33rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Palm Springs Desert Museum. Won the Chavat Award.
  • Seong-Min
    From "Contemporary Maryland Artists," Governor's Mansion, Annapolis, MD.


Large, outdoor commissioned sculptures made of fiberglass, acrylic paint, canvas and other materials for Loyola College and the University of Baltimore for the "Crabtown Project."
  • Crab 'n Gown
    Crab 'n Gown
    "Crabtown" commission for Loyola University.
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  • Career Crab
    Career Crab
    "Crabtown" commission for the University of Baltimore.

John Waters Pin Head

Bust of John Waters made from carved Styrofoam, 3,00 quilting pins and acrylic paint for the "Hon Heads" show.
  • John Waters Pin Head
    John Waters Pin Head
    Created from styrofoam, 3,000 quilting pins and acrylic paint for the "Hon Heads" show.
  • John Waters Pin Head
    John Waters Pin Head
    Bust of John Waters made from carved Styrofoam, 3,000 quilting pins and acrylic paint for "Hon Heads" show.

Madonnari Arts Festival Chalk Paintings

In October 2015, I was invited to  participate in the first-ever, international Madonnari Arts Festival in Baltimore's Little Italy.  For three days, I painted outside - in the rain - directly on a 10 foot by 10 foot square of the asphalt on High Street.  Each day I would begin again, since the rain had washed away the work from the day before. 

I created my own original piece on the street from my own acrylic sketches.  I chose not to copy from a great master or grid out an existing work of art.  I preferred the challenge of the live energy and experience. 

In October 2016, I was thrilled to be part of the festival once again.  And once again, we had rain for all three days.  But the show went on.

In  2017, the Festival was moved to September.  And I was out chalking again, this time in beautiful,  sunny weather, appropriate for The theme of "Freedom."   The wonderful people, music and food made the experience even the more fun.

In 2018, the Festival was  rained out for the first time, but I kept on painting, even in the pouring rain.  In 2019,  for the Festival's theme of "courage,"  I painted a picture of my daughter at our church, courageously entering to receive her First Holy Communion.
  • Madonnari Arts Festival 2019 - Courage.jpg
    Madonnari Arts Festival 2019 - Courage.jpg
    Chalk painting on High Street in Baltimore's Little Italy.
  • Washed Out.jpg
    Washed Out.jpg
    Chalk and tempera paint on asphalt.
  • Playtime
    Acrylic painting for the 2017 Madonnari Arts Festival.
  • Freedom
    2017 Madonnari Arts Festival - Freedom
  • Sketch for The Movement of Change.
    Sketch for "The Movement of Change."
    Acrylic painting sketch for 2016 Madonnari Arts Festival. Children truly are the movement of change.
  • Tiny Dancers
    Tiny Dancers
    Painting sketch for the rained-out Madonnari Arts Festival.
  • The World is Round
    The World is Round
    Ten foot by ten foot outdoor chalk painting for the 2015 Madonnari Arts Festival. The image depicts the imaginary world of a child.
  • Tiny Dancers
    Tiny Dancers
    Painting sketch for the rained-out Madonnari Arts Festival.
  • Painting Time
    Painting Time
    Acrylic paint on stretched canvas.


Large figurative painting. Acrylic on canvas.
  • Varnie
    Large acrylic painting