Jacquie was born in Taunton, MA in 1966 and began drawing the Peanut characters at a young age.
Although her formal education was in Business, art has always been a constant in 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.
In 2016 she was invited to become a member of the Art in Embassies program administered by the US State dept. Her painting "A New England Pond" was selected by Christine Elder, the US Ambassador to Monrovia, Liberia to be included in the exhibition held at the Ambassador's residence while she serves her term in Liberia. In the Spring of 2012 she was selected as one of the Top 50 Emerging Artists by the editorial staff of the New York based magazine, Art Business News. Art Business News is the art industry's most requested magazine and has been the art industry’s news leader since 1977. In 2013 she was a featured artist with the retail store West Elm where her work was shown in their catalog and on their website. Also in 2013 she was invited to display her work in the high-end marketplace, 1stdibs, in the New York Design Center in New York City. She was the first non-New York artist invited to sell her paintings thru this venue.
You know how there are moments when something about the landscape grabs your attention? It might be a fleeting moment, but it's long enough to make you aware you are connected to something bigger. It is these moments that I strive to put on canvas. By relying on simple compositions, multiple layers and a masterful selection of color, my landscape paintings capture the essence of these pure moments. I like to think of them as nature's embrace.
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.
Art in Embassies, Monrovia, Montserrado, Liberia, 2016
Solo Pop-Up Art Gallery, Wilmington, VT, 2015
An Artful Summer , Tiverton Four Corners Historic District, Tiverton, RI, United States, 2015
Artexpo New York, New York, NY, United States, 2014
Summer Pleasure, 1stdibs, NY Design Center, NY, NY, 2013