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BIO

JACQUE PRICE

Jacquelyne Sharee Price (b. 1984, in California) was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and currently resides in Santa Cruz, California.  Jacque received her BA in Studio Art with a painting distinction in 2007. Her work can be found in private collections internationally.

 

Jacque is represented by Piper J Gallery, in Truckee California, and has her work on display in the Brass and Oak Home show room in downtown Placerville. She was one of two owners of Mountain Arts Collective Gallery from 2022-2023, before relocating to Santa Cruz. Her work is featured on ArtfulHome.com, Wescover.com. Jacque currently accepts limited commissions from the public, and works on both residential and corporate projects in partnership with Interior Designers throughout the US.

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ARTIST STATEMENT

I'm interested in the humorous and contemplative metaphors seen in wild animals and landscapes. From the awkward posture of a quirky bird, to the slow meandering of a river, or towering rocky mountain ridge, I see a world outside that mimics the internal challenges of the mind. I create expressions of joy, beauty, and curiosity to lighten the load. I aim to empower, acknowledge, and inspire the mental reality of viewers. My hope is to make someone smile, laugh, and see the beauty in being human, despite the challenges. I am greatly influenced by expressionism and surrealism, working with spontaneous and subconscious inspiration to create images that speak to the human experience and support my own mental health.
 
I paint in oil on canvas using all non-toxic colors and mediums, including lavender essential oil as a thinner/cleaner. My palette remains relatively limited, consisting of 8 colors including white. I work from an easel or wall where I begin on a blank canvas between 5x7inches and 6x10+ feet. Starting with an underpainting, I make quick gestural movements to outline a general composition. The canvas is then quickly covered in thin washes before adding heavy texture with a loaded brush or knife. I work Alla Prima, or wet on wet, to achieve a sophisticated surface rich with exposed brush marks. I apply paint in an elegant and lyrical manner with expressionistic movements guided by intuition, while also working within the structure of representational forms. To be both uninhibited and within limits is the balance I seek to embody and advocate in my work and in life.

I'm fascinated by the arbitrary colors and unstructured landscapes of French artist Anne Sophie Tschiegg, as well as the loose painterly strokes and use of palette knife by Australian artist Richard Musgrave-Evans. I'm an advocate for mental health and animal conservancy, and am passionate about empowering others to experiment with possibility, and take full advantage of the mental capacities that so many don't realize are within them.

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EXPERIENCE

EDUCATION

2007

REPRESENTATION

2023

2022

2018-present

 AWARDS + MEMBERSHIP

2023


2022-present

RECENT EXHIBITIONS

BA, Studio Art with painting distinction
California State University Chico

Featured Artist on ArtfulHome.com and Wescover.com

Co-Owner of Mountain Arts Collective

Oil Painting Instructor + Private Tutor
In person and online

Honorable Mention, Wild Animal Portrait
Wildheart Gallery Juried Competition

Nevada County Arts Council

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Piper J Gallery, Truckee Ca 

2022

Nevada City Winery, Solo Show
 

2023

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