Jackie’s passion for both art and food started at an early age. Her father loves to tell anyone who will listen that, as a two year old, she would sit on the floor drawing perfect circles. Mom’s prowess in the kitchen (and famous blackberry pie) led to an appreciation for all things culinary and a life-long sweet tooth.
After dabbling in everything from oil painting to printmaking, Jackie found her medium soulmate as a senior in high school: watercolor. The careful planning, patience, and ability to deal with the not-so-occasional element of surprise continues to challenge and inspire her to this day.
College led Jackie to Los Angeles, where she studied Art History and graduated with highest honors from UCLA. She maintained a sense of creativity after school by pursuing careers in advertising at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and marketing at both small startups and large corporations, including Sephora.
But “applicably creative” wasn’t enough. In 2014, she traded her desk job for a paint brush.
Jackie currently works and resides in beautiful San Francisco, California.
University of California, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts, 2010