Jackie’s artistic talent was discovered early as a preteen at which time she studied oils with Mary Lou Garrett. She continued her studies in art and later received a Fine Arts Degree at the University of Houston.
For the past fifteen years Jackie has studied watercolors, her now first love, with acclaimed watercolor artists Lynn McLain, Steven Quiller and Jane Jones. She has traveled to Scotland, New Mexico, Colorado, San Antonio, and to her Ranch near Stevenville, to paint on location.
Having been chosen to be in many juried shows in Dallas, Mid-Cities, Galveston, Arizona and Colorado, Jackie has fared well against her peers. She is a member of Tarrant County Arts League, Shinning Stars, the Southwestern Watercolor Society, and was chosen for the Western Federation of Watercolor. She has been invited and painted multiple times at the “Taste of Creede” a Memorial Day celebration in Creede, Colorado honoring artists as they paint on location on Main Street.
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Circle of Life
Gallery Wrap 36 x 36
This painting was inspired by a recent river cruise on the River Rhône in France. Both from the sailing and excursions, my husband and I enjoyed such beautiful flowers and landscape that I just had to capture in a painting.
A short time after returning home I hosted and attended a Judi Betts Watercolor Workshop at our 404 Ranch. From Judi’s workshop was born the composition for the painting I had in mind.
My husband and I decided to stay at the Ranch a couple of days after the workshop was completed and all others had departed. I had a drive to do this painting and from start to finish “Circle of Life” was completed in about 10 hours, a relatively very short time of what is normally invested in a painting of this size and detail. The star that you see in this painting is part of the Brand we use at the Ranch. I felt compelled to include the star because this experience at the Ranch had contributed greatly to the finished work.
Catch and Release
Framed 30 x 38
“Catch and release is how my husband fishes in Creede, Colorado. On a prime fishing excursion, he photographed the catch in a fishing net to show me his prize before the release. As an artist, instead of seeing his prize catch I saw the dimensional values, the opaque, translucent, and transparent qualities of the fishing net. The beautiful, large fish was of secondary importance to me.
Transparent watercolor medium was the only way to capture the beauty that caught my attention. Thus, I present to you ‘Catch and Release’; given to me by a fisherman but given to you by an artist.”
Framed 23 x 21
Spring in Texas brings with it an extravagant display of wild flowers. A road trip is a must to see the palette of shapes and colors and to view the spectacle of road sides and hills that are blanketed with them. The palette of God is beyond amazing.
As an artist and a Texan, this year’s road trip was won by the Bluebonnet (official state flower) because of its beauty and I am “Texas Proud”.
As summer is next, I can’t wait to see what God has to show me on this years’ palette of color.