Size: 12"W x 12"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
My paintings come from a place of true love. A love for nature, a love for color and a love for the creative process. But they also come from a deep need to work with my hands and the desire to create something. I don’t know why I have this desire, but I’m perfectly happy just going with it and I don't question it.
In my technique, I only work with one color at a time. I do not squeeze out multiple paints onto my palette. I mix and work with the one color I need, clean my palette, and mix a new color. This keeps my paints fresh. My finished piece needs to feel balanced to me. Balanced in the colors I’ve used; a balance in the dark, light and medium values; and a balance in the quiet areas versus the more detailed, noisy areas.
Although Jacquie's formal education was in Business, art has always been a big part of her life and in 2000 she focused on learning to paint. She spent years painting on her own and created smaller plein-air landscapes. This process and self-discipline gave her the best education on light and color. She built upon this knowledge and began creating abstract landscape paintings continuing her focus on color. Her paintings are collected in US, Canada and Europe and she has had prints available in Pottery Barn, Neiman Marcus and TJMaxx. In 2016 she was invited to become a member of Art in Embassies and has a painting included in an exhibit at the residence of the US Ambassador to Monrovia, Liberia.