Jacki began painting 26 years ago. During this time, she has studied with several professional artist to hone her skills. Her paintings have won awards at The First Brush of Spring (New Harmony, IN), T.C. Steele State Historic Site, (Nashville, IN), Indiana Artist Club (Indianapolis, IN), and the IPAPA (Indiana Plein Air Painters Association) member show. Her work has been accepted in the Hoosier Salon juried show and the Indiana Heritage juried show.
Jacki is a signature member of the Indiana Watercolor Society, and Bloomington Watercolor Society. She is a member of the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association and the Indiana Artist Club.
Jacki describes her painting style as impressionist realism. She says this about her work, “I try to capture the light and local color of the scene as well as the atmosphere of the scene. I want to create a mood about the subject, a feeling caught in time. Watercolor’s fluidness best expresses my efforts for that look.”
“I am always learning and trying to improve my techniques. I am a lifelong painter and learner. Each outdoor scene has a different light, so painting out of doors is inspiring. Often, I do sketches outside and then finish them in my studio where my light source is not changing.”