The Creative Struggle. I am an intuitive painter with a representational, loose and impressionistic style with a strong color sense. A confident brush stroke, the swipe of a crayon, intricate pencil or gestural markings and a touch of energetic spirit bring my story and subjects to life. I look to different mediums, surfaces and techniques to jog my creative process and add to my artistry. Technically I usually use a dark ground, on canvas or paper taped so that I take the line over the edge. Mediums will include a preference for Acrylics, a passion for oil pastels, or the occasional oil. At present I work from my own composed photo references.
I seek growth and freedom in my work. Exploring values, color, shapes and forms from life.
About Jackie Miller
Jacqueline is a disciplined painter, prolific, versatile and experimental with a preference for acrylics on canvas. She paints in series and collections to keep her passion and ambition fresh.
Jacqueline’s distinctive style – strong confident brush strokes remaining loose, fluid and spontaneous, brings varied subjects to life with vibrant colors. Her muse might take her through, urban gardenscapes, becoming up close and personal with all the floral beauties, rural landscapes, to Northern lakes, through the city, up in the clouds or for the fun of it, painting whimsical portraiture.
Inspiration also arrives in the form of medium she uses. Favorite past time is reaching for her oil pastels. As it turns out her representational, loose and impressionistic style is a perfect fit for this buttery medium.
Whether impressionistic, expressive or abstract, a confident brush stroke, the swipe of a crayon or intricate pencil helps build personality into every one of her works, whether still life, whimsical portrait or landscape. These are the tools she creates with.
Jacqueline has received awards over the years and has been published in a number of magazines. Her paintings are represented in private, public and corporate collections throughout Canada. Recent highlights – Saskatchewan Arts Board purchase.
Her favorite quote from a patron “Everybody sings in a different Color”
Jacqueline has worked diligently over the last 25 years developing as an artist. She has had the great good fortune to study with other professionals that she admires and completed the art program at the U of S. However, her main source of development is her personal work. As part of her creative process, and commitment to her craft, she does something art related every day.
She has received awards over the years and have been published in a number of magazines. Her paintings are represented in private, public and corporate collections throughout Canada including the Legislative Building of the Government of Saskatchewan in Regina and the Hotel Saskatchewan in Regina.
Jacqueline has also contributed to the community through her affiliations and memberships in various organizations. She has used her art to support many different fund raising activities for a variety of local organizations that represent community needs. You can see a really long list of things she’s done over the last few years in her Artist’s Curriculum Vitae.
Highlight & Art Review
Saskatchewan Arts Board – purchased – Permanent Collection -oil pastel work – Good morning Sunshine- 2019
Plein Air painting in Group of Seven Territory
Three Women Show: Georgian Bay Three Takes: Exhibition at St. Thomas Moore Gallery 2014
Art Review – By Marsha Day – The Saskatoon Starphoenix – Arts & Life – September 10, 2014 “Miller’s counterbalancing rhythms are fully explored in Sumac Hedge, a dance in red and gold, full of light that sparkles upwards, while rich dense undergrowth supports the foreground. Her ability to focus on a simple subject and bring it to life on canvas is demonstrated with fluid confidence and a bare working plan. She allows the subject full expression, Miller acting as gifted catalyst” quote by Marsha Day