jacqueline austin has been painting all her life. She showed a talent at a very early age while growing up in England and was selected for art competition shows as early as age of 8. She developed her skills and studied art as a hobby early on, taking to it professionally 30 years ago.
jacqui works in all medias including oils, acrylic, watercolor and pastel. The combination of her classical and commercial art training add a contemporary edge to her work. The subject matter is varied and depicts portraits, wildlife, graphic art and some abstract.
She works from a studio on Vancouver Island in Saanich B.C. which is shared with her partner, a professional photographer Gabriel Taschereau (www.pixreflections.com). austin studios inc forms part of a creative team, which combines the talents of both Jacqui and Gabriel. By working together and supporting each other produce art and photographs in a technical and inspirationally charged environment.
Some of the work produced there is a fusion of art and photo where hand painted backdrops play a role to enhance the photos as well as well as photographs where artwork is added as part of the digital photographic processing. Reference photos and lighting techniques from the photo studio are used to enhance and inspire the paintings process.
Commission pieces, including large format paintings have sold and been shown across Canada, England, Australia, Italy and France.
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