About the Artist
Artist out of the womb, photographer by trade, Jacki has been creating art as far back as she can remember. Growing up in Connecticut, Jacki enjoyed drawing portraits of family and friends. Over the years she has developed a true love of exploring the inner emotions of her subjects through the use of pastels, color pencils and watercolors. Jacki also creates abstract paintings and feels that this is a way to explore her inner truth through color, composition and texture. She finds the psychology of abstract expressionism very interesting, as it is a window into an artist’s mind.
Jacki earned a BFA degree with a concentration in photography from Western Connecticut State University and graduated with honors, in addition to winning the Excellence in Photography Award. After college, she opened her own wedding and portrait photography business. After about 10 years of being in the wedding industry, she decided to hang up her camera as far as weddings were concerned. However, Jacki still enjoys shooting portraits and has a way of making people feel comfortable in front of the camera.
Jacki has sold her paintings to private collectors from all over the country as well as in Costa Rica where she lived from January 2009 to February 2010. She was very much inspired by the passionate culture and breathtaking beauty of the country, which is reflected in the paintings she created there. Currently living in San Diego, Jacki continues to pursue her passion for the arts as a highly sought after painter and professional photographer.
Thank you for taking the time to explore the art and photography of Jacki Geary!