Influenced by music, lyrics, feelings, stories, other artists, and the materials themselves, Jacqui’s art is as varied and unpredictable as her ever changing hair – sometimes light, humorous and colorful , while at other times serious with a touch of dark.
She works both abstractly and figuratively and bounces freely between the two. Jacqui often colors outside the lines and doesn’t like to be limited in palette, materials or genre.
Her creative process is mostly intuitive. She may start out with an idea, but never really knows what the end result will be. Using a combination of paint, pastels, various papers, graphite and paint markers, she usually begins by building up layers for a background. “It is a dance of layering on, removing, covering up and revealing. I like my work to be loose, a bit flawed and not too precise or perfect.” The last step of every painting, (after signing her name) is to splatter ink or paint on some part of the piece.
“If I had to describe my work, I would say that it is a blend of grunge, whimsy and outsider.”