Jackie has had a lifelong interest in drawing and painting. After a career change she set a goal to pursue her art passion with formal studies in drawing, watercolour and botanical art.
"Painting for me is a creative journey which may take me outside my comfort zone at times yet always provides an enriching experience that leads me inevitably to its intended destination."
Jackie's drawings and paintings can be quite detailed involving many layers. Although watercolour was her medium of choice initially, she now works more in coloured pencil and has explored other media such as pen & ink and silverpoint and will mix media to obtain a desired effect.
The beauty of nature and her love of the outdoors stirs her emotions and inspires her. Jackie chooses her subjects to paint by what speaks to her … simplicity, contours, flow … as well as their imagery and architectural shapes.
Jackie is a member of the Botanical Artists of Canada, Mississauga Arts Council, Visual Arts Mississauga, Lakeshore Art Trail (Mississauga) and The Thursday Artists. Jackie has exhibited within the GTA and south-central Ontario both as an individual artist and a member of The Thursday Artists. Her works can be found in private collections within Canada and the United States.
Jackie is past president of the Botanical Artists of Canada (2015-2018).