Jacqui is a London born artist now residing in Byron Bay, Australia, and has been working in the field of painting & sculpture since 1993. Her work is very distinctive and pays emphasis to the worlds of childhood, adolescence and the animal kingdom – beautifying and objectifying. She embraces a new sensibility and her unbridled use of colour delivers a direct impact on the viewer. Her contemporary paintings explore issues of freedom, fearlessness and our connection to the animal world resonating between beauty and frailty and driven by the realms of popular & youth culture.
Her animal imagery reflects how animals live in a parallel world to us, feeling depths of emotional vulnerability, sadness, happiness, contentment and madness. Jacqui has stated, “Children and animals share two great characteristics that as adults we sometimes miss – the freedom of intuitive play and the joy & freedom of being at one with their natural environment. For this show I wish to harness a little bit of that magic and transcend us to a time where our lives were full of imagination and wonderment at the world.”
Jacqui has exhibited widely around Australia and in England. Her work is collected globally.
A selection of Jacqui’s works are now on display at Tusk South Yarra as part of the group show “Nothing Without Love”. Her collection can be viewed online here.