Born and raised in the Midwest and Arizona, Jackie has called Oregon
home for the past 25 years. The vibrant, extreme colors of the Southwest
along with the mystical, fleeting moods of the Northwest are reflected in her
impressionistic landscape paintings. Early influences came from western and
California Impressionist artists. She credits working on her family vineyard
in rural Oregon for her desire to capture the essence of a particular place.
Recently, Jackie and her husband have moved back to Arizona, but still
spend part of their time in Oregon.
As an artist, oil is my medium of choice. The rich, fluid textures and
colors enhance the spontaneous brushstrokes I use to create a painting. I am
drawn to the freshness of the moment when one captures a place or feeling
and stores it as a special memory. Nature never ceases to amaze me with it's
brilliant hues, shadows, and light. I try to bring this original passion I felt
into my painting process, whether it is painted in the field or in my studio.
Hopefully, the bright, warm colors will be the trait you notice in my work. I
want an emotional response from the viewer drawing them into the painting
as if they had been there too.