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.
Jackie enjoys bringing her meticulous rendered drawings and painting to life through graphite, pen & ink, coloured pencil and watercolour and does not hesitate to mix the various media.
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).