Jackie is a Melbourne based artist and illustrator with a background in Graphic Design and Visual Arts and Mosaic.
She also spends extended time in Inverloch, on the Bass Coast often painting from a home studio.
She is a published author and illustrator, and has illustrated several Childrens books and educational resources.
Jackie also develops and presents art workshops for primary school aged children in Melbourne and interstate.
Jackies interest in exaggerating ordinary subjects into a larger scale comes from her desire to connect others with the extraordinary perspective - by emphasising the unique textural qualities and characteristics in an attempt to share what she sees.
She finds inspiration in celebrating overlooked compositions, patterns and forms found within the everyday.
Drawn to the Still Life genre, Jackie enjoys observing beautiful leaves trodden underfoot, shells, rocks, tiles: searching for interesting shapes, reflections, intricacies of detail and surprising colour combinations in both her interior and exterior environments.
Images of stillness and solitude, found within both the natural and human world are also themes inuitively explored through painting, drawing and personal photography.