About the Artist

 Jackie paints with an uninhibited textural approach to her art with an affinity for vivid color.  She relishes the opportunity to paint bright bold abstractions. Her personal mission is to live life large, which is reflected in the use of oversized canvas she is known for. She began as a representational artist and is currently exploring abstraction.  She does not believe in having to choose to be a particular type of painter and prefers to paint based on mood, motivation and inspiration.  Jackie participates in community events and judged shows. She has received ribbons in both judged and juried shows through the Lone Star Art Guild. Jackie began painting as an adult while living in Perth, Australia. Impressed by the rugged dessert landscape and luminescent turquoise Indian Ocean, her motivation to paint is now insatiable.  She has been fortunate to have the opportunity to study with various international professional artists.  Continually inspired by her travels, Jackie uses personal sentimental photographs and experiences in her work.  Born and raised in Western Canada, the artist spent sun-drenched summers at the family cottage and winters skiing in the Rocky Mountains. Jackie has degrees in Cultural Anthropology and Social Work. She is fortunate to be married to someone that shares her affinity for travel, living and working abroad, and outdoor adventure. Together they have a 13 year-old son and a 15 year-old daughter. The family continues to be passionate about travel and exploring outdoor pursuits such as cycling and hiking.  Jackie and her family are proud to call The Woodlands, Texas home.

Not all who wander are lost 

~J.R.R .Tolkien




Location:  the Woodlands, TX

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