Bucks Open Studios at Stabledoor Studios, Finmere, 10-25 June 2017
S Northants & N Oxon Open, Heseltine Gallery, Chenderit School, Middleton Cheney
Chacombe Art Group Exhibition, Chacombe Village Hall - 14/15 October 2017
Jackie left school in the late ‘50s with a burning desire to go to art school, which was quenched by parental insistence on a rigorous secretarial course. Marriage, babies and housewifery followed swiftly.
In 1974 Jackie applied successfully to do the Foundation Course in Fine Art at the Brighton College of Art, now University of Brighton. Once again, necessity intervened and she had to resort to office work.
Many years later a chance encounter with an artist who is a first class tutor, opened the creative floodgates and with the mantra “it’s never too late” she is enjoying the return to an artistic practice, with a fresh and lively approach to painting, using acrylics, oils, collage and oil pastels. Abstracted, expressionist mark making is her thing.