"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." - Edgar Degas
Before my painting career, I have been a concert violinist all my youth. Communicating with audience through my art is very important to me as it was in music. Emotion is the subject that fascinates me. My absolute favorite thing to paint is the impression of a life's emotional expression. After I pour my heart and soul into my painting, I will leave it to audience to feel it, digest it, live it, and make it as it is his/her own. Mediums I love to use often are watercolor, oil and acrylic. It depends on what suits the best for the character of the painting.
I’ve traveled to beautiful cities around the world to perform in concerts and share my passion. While I was earning multiple degrees from prestigious schools in Europe and the United States, I have met many inspiring artists and scholars in various fields. In addition, the most awakening experience was teaching underprivileged students and performing for people who were suffering from terminal diseases. I believe in the healing power of music and art because I have seen the positive changes it can make in people.
Even though music has been my heart and soul, I’ve made a decision to leave my career as a violinist and become an artist. But the truth is, I’ve never left one to be the other. I always loved both ever since I was little and I have always been painting throughout my life. I’ve always played music dreaming the most beautiful paintings, and I’ve been always painting beautiful songs without words.
How I grew up, what I have learned and experienced, what I have achieved as a musician and a scholar, my talent, passion and ability to express in the form of art… I believe all these make me who I am as an artist and reflect in my art.
Before Jacqueline started working as an artist, she has been a world-travelled concert violinist in her youth. After her private studies in Switzerland and Germany, she has received multiple degrees (Bachelor of Music, Diploma of the Royal College of Music for Teachers, Master of Music, the Artist Diploma, Performer's Certificate and Doctor of Musical Arts) as an early graduate with honors from Royal College of Music in London, England and Yale University in U.S. Jacqueline has recognized with numerous awards for her talent and achievement throughout her career including prestigious awards from Royal Orchestral Society in England and Yale University Alumni Association.
As an active sponsor, she has been supporting Ocean Conservancy, Trout Unlimited, World Visions, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the Humane Society of the United States, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, Vietnam Veterans of America, National Wildlife Federation, National Forest Foundation, and missionaries in building hospitals in Nicaragua.
As well as portrait art, Jacqueline works as an artist/illustrator for custom art, custom portraits, fashion illustrations and whimsical illustrations. She is also the owner of the Paperplane, Inc.
Jacqueline is a member of New England Watercolor Society, Lyme Art Association, National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society, and Portrait Society of America.