Jacqueline Pearson was born and grew up in New Orleans, the colorful “Birthplace of Jazz” surrounded by the beauty and history of Spanish and French architecture. She began her artistic journey early in life, pursuing her ambitions of becoming an artist while in grade school, by drawing and sketching while the rest of the class was engaged in the “real” studies of the day. As a young adult she had the opportunity to broaden her passion in painting and art history through the teachings of Aileen Worthley, a well known artist in Newport Beach, CA, then at Laguna School of Art. She believes that the creative journey is a continual, exciting learning experience and endeavors to learn something new each time she begins a new painting. On-going workshops and classes nationwide continue to add valuable experience and joy to her artistic endeavors. For the last 20 years she has lived and painted in Colorado Springs.
Jacqueline considers the expression of texture a tool to reach the viewer's own level of intellect and enjoys creating dynamic and colorful abstract canvases, portraits and paintings in an expressionistic style. With her abstracts especially, her intention is to invite the viewer to experience the presence of the painting and come away with her/his own interpretation.
Her paintings have won numerous awards and have found their way to collectors in the U.S., India and Great Britain. She is a member of the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society, the Colorado Springs Art Guild and the Pikes Peak Pastel Society.
She was invited by the Pikes Peak Library District to exhibit 31 of her paintings which will be on view through February 28, 2016; and invited to exhibit 22 of her paintings at the Colorado Springs Airport in 2013. Jacqueline has paintings on display at the Penrose-St Francis Cancer Center.
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Berries for Mama Bear
Donations of Art
Pikes Peak Arts Council Silent Auction; Humane Society 2012; 2013; 2014; 2015 Fur-R-R Ball Silent Auctions; Breast Cancer Courageous and Beautiful Silent Auction; REACH Pikes Peak Silent Auction.
Recent Juried Shows and Awards:
Thursday Morning Club Annual Show-Newport Beach, CA – 2000 – First Place & Honorable Mention
Penrose-St Francis Juried Show – 2006
Pueblo Art Guild & Sou. Col. Watercolor Soc. Watermedia Show–2008–Honorable Mention
Dia de Las Muertas Show, Cottonwood Center For The Arts – 2009
Red Dot Miami, Miami, FL -2009
Cottonwood Center – Mardi Gras & Carnivale – 2010
Wheels - Cottonwood Center For The Arts – 2011
Cottonwood Center – Abstract Show - 2011
Sunny Vista Living Center – 2012
Colors of Change – Coutura Design Inspirations – 2012
CSAG Artistic Splendor – 2012
Royal Gorge Art Association - 2012
CSAG Through Artists Eyes – 2013 – First Place
Smokebrush – Spring Awakening Show - 2013
CSAG Regional Autumn Show – 2014 – Best Acrylic
CSAG Regional Spring Art Show – 2015
Sunny Vista Living Center - 2015
PPPS Statewide Pastel Exhibition – 2015