Biography

Jacqueline’s unique artistic style embodies her passion for decreasing the carbon footprint.  Her “up-cycling” philosophy blends 2 and 3 dimensional abstract collages and paintings with everyday objects, recyclable materials and personal items. The use of texture is a huge component in her work…”it conveys a sense of movement and harmony that hopefully leaves a lasting impression on the viewer…” says the artist.  Jacqueline’s work combines fashion trends, multicultural, decorative, and abstract designs into one-of-a kind compositions. When describing her creative process Jacqueline says”...sometimes the materials dictate the outcome of the featured piece and other times the technique is what defines the uniqueness of the work…” Her inspiration comes from the beautiful colors and designs found in nature and from observing her mother’s talent for creating handmade clothing, holiday crafts and gifts.  Jacqueline produces her works using the following mediums: painting, oil pastels, fiber arts, photography, mixed media, printmaking and jewelry design.

 

Jacqueline’s group exhibitions include:  Kean University, Monmouth County Library, Monmouth Museum, Johnson and Johnson, Fort Monmouth,  a solo exhibition at the NJ State Bar Association, Jersey Shore Arts Center “This Great Earth” exhibition, Brookdale Community College, and the Monmouth County Superintendent’s Office.   Jacqueline has a BA in Fine Arts from Kean University and studied textile design at the School of Visual Arts in New York.  She also earned a N.J Teaching Certificate (Art K-12) from Monmouth University.  Her works can be found in private collections throughout the area.