Born in Detroit Michigan, Jacqueline’s talent for drawing was discovered at an early age. She obtained her undergraduate degree in painting and drawing from University of California Los Angeles. Graduate school led Jacqueline to Paris, France, where she studied visual arts, art education and plastic arts, theory and aesthetics at the École Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts and the Sorbonne University. While in graduate school, she participated in open studio sessions at the Académie de Port-Royal and exhibited her work at the Grand Palais and the Galerie Louis Soulanges. After a successful career teaching and higher education administration in art education, she returned to her initial love, making art. Jacqueline is now a full time artist living in Tucson, AZ.
Jacqueline has been the recipient of a Research and Professional Development Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an artist residency at Hypatia-in-the-Woods in Shelton, WA and an artist fellowship-in-residence at the International Women’s Center in Santa Fe, NM. She has participated in solo and juried group competitions and exhibitions at local, national and international levels. Publications about her artwork have appeared in the Cliente Magazine of the Arizona Daily Star newspaper, in the Sonoran Arts Network art review, the Tubac Gallery guide and Lovin Life After 50 and The Dessert Leaf Magazine. She is represented by Más y Más Gallery in Tubac, AZ, the Toscana Gallery and Studio in Oro Valley, AZ, Calloway Gallery of Fine Art in Georgetown, DC, and Eisele Fine Art Gallery in Cincinnati, OH.