Jacqui Doran: The Artist
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 is represented by 19 Karen Gold Coast & Traffic Jam Galleries Sydney & Byron Bay Australia. Her work is collected worldwide.
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.
Education: 1997 Southern Cross University Dip. Ed; 1992 Sunderland University, England fine Art BA (Hons)
2013 Solo Show at Traffic Jam Galleries, Sydney, Aus
2013 ‘Wild Things’ at 19 KAREN Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast, Australia (May)
2011 Butler Goode Gallery (feature artist)
2009 Jacqui Doran Gallery Byron Bay
2005 Byron Art Byron Bay
2000 Waywood Gallery Byron Bay
1994 Angel Row Gallery England
1993 Loughton Art Gallery England
1992 Reg Hardy Gallery England