Jeanne was born in New Zealand.
She trained as an art adviser before travelling to London where she gained a diploma of fine art at Chelsea College of Fine Art.
She lived in London and in France for 18 years before returning to New Zealand.
Over the last 30 years she has exhibited widely including a large solo show at the Wellington City Art Gallery.
She has works in major collections in both New Zealand and abroad.
Last year, Jeanne Macaskill was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.