Jacqueline (“Jackie”) grew up in Seattle, Washington State. She earned her B.A. degree in Art Education from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1953 and taught Jr. High School after graduation. Several years later, she moved to Long Beach, CA, and did graduate work for her California Teaching Credential at the University of Southern California and Long Beach State College. For several years, she taught art for 7th, 8th and 9th grade students at Hughes Jr. High School in Long Beach.
When she got married, Jackie and her husband moved to La Jolla, CA.. After an art hiatus, she resumed her art career when her daughters left for college by attending a series of workshops with well-known painters. Her focus was on drawing and painting the outdoors. For many years, she and a friend set up their easels around San Diego County and painted San Diego scenes. Later, she joined PAPASAN (Plein Aire Painters of San Diego).
In 1980, she became interested in printmaking and took her first printmaking class at San Diego’s Midway Community College. She found that her drawing skills were an excellent foundation for creating intaglio prints (etchings and aquatints). Over the years, she became very proficient with the various printmaking processes, and has created many beautiful etchings and monotypes. In early1990, she joined six of her printmaker friends and, under the name 7 Printmakers, has exhibited with them during annual 7 Printmakers exhibitions at Gallery 21, Balboa Park, for the past 22 years.
Jackie has many collectors all of San Diego County. Her beautiful oil paintings and prints have been exhibited in three solo exhibitions at the Rancho Santa Fe Library as well as many juried group exhibitions. Jackie has been a long-time member of the Artists Guild.
Row of Trees is an etching and aquatint inspired by one of Jackie’s many drawing and painting journeys around the San Diego region.