Jacqueline spent most of childhood and early adulthood moving between the rural and coastal areas of Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire. She finally settled in Southampton with her partner and then young son where she finally felt at home and found a creative community to share her creative passions with.
Her early experiences of needing to adapt to new environments and people has influenced her in many ways and fostered a desire to communicate and understand the world around her and is central to her creative outputs.
“It is strange to think now that it hadn’t occurred to me that I could share my work , I had so much time enabling others that I had taken my own creative nature and ability for granted. It is quite a step to share your work with others,being self taught with no formal art training I hadn’t realised how much I had learned . It was a light bulb moment when I took the step myself “
Once the fire to share her creative outputs with others was ignited it burned brightly and is now a driving force in her life.
“My life experiences have shaped me and drives me to find new inspiration from the world around me “.
The inspiration for her work stems from a fascination with pattern, shape, texture, colour,the natural world and the desire to capture a fleeting magical moment inviting you to explore further and often starts life as a simple line a pattern or a texture which then evolves.
“I love just seeing what happens, immersing myself in the experience, responding to the moment allowing an idea to evolve and develop taking me on a journey. “
Jacqueline painterly works are created using a range of materials including acrylic paint and pen, mixed media and pastels .
Her digital art works are created with a range of software that allow me to focus on abstractive shape and colour creating spaces in time.
Her photography focusses on the desire to capture the fleeting moment, evoke a memory and invite you to step into another space or time.