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ARTIST STATEMENT

I'm interested in the awkward and the elegant. My paintings are representationally expressionistic, focusing on quirky wildlife and landscapes while staying loose and emotionally charged.  I have had people refer to my pieces as peaceful, humorous, relatable, and evocative. I paint with a balance of vibrant and neutral color, bold lines, and variations in texture.  My current body of work explores the romantic tension between opposites, in color, form, or meaning. I am inspired by the role duality plays in our daily lives, and our capacity to gracefully maintain appreciation and a sense of humor for conflicting thoughts, feelings, and desires. 

I am greatly influenced by impressionism, expressionism and surrealism.  I am in awe of, and have a deep reverence for, uninhibited self expression. I am passionate about painting what speaks to the human experience and brings joy. I'm drawn to 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 empowering people to see their worth, find their peace, and live their legend. 
 
I paint in oil on canvas using all non-toxic colors and mediums, including lavender essential oil as a thinner/cleaner. My work can range 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, areas of thickly applied paint, and bold lines. 

jacque price sitting on table in front of a quirky bird painting of snowy egret

BIO

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

Jacqué abandoned the idea of a career in art for most of 10 years after getting her studio art degree, but re-emerged on the scene in 2018. In the interim, Price had a private Holistic Health and Nutrition practice in Los Angeles and San Diego. Yet, after learning of her own health complications, she was forced to quit seeing clients and focus on her own healing. She found by listening to her body that it held wisdom and direction. Creating art from an intuitive place inspired Jacqué to build a body of work dedicated to sharing peace, joy, and possibility in the world. In 2020 her painting practice became a full time career. It wasn't the way she planned, but now Price admits she has never been happier or healthier.

Jacqué is represented by Piper J Gallery, in Truckee California, and has an open-ended exhibit 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 returning to the Bay Area. Her work is featured on ArtfulHome.com , as well as in Artists Magazine, and Style Magazine. Jacqué currently accepts limited commissions from the public, and works on both residential and corporate projects in partnership with Interior Designers throughout the US.

jacque price standing in front of large painting of boats on Lake Tahoe in front of piper j gallery

EXPERIENCE

2023


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2022

EDUCATION

2007

REPRESENTATION

2023

2022

2018-present

 AWARDS + MEMBERSHIP 

BA, Studio Art with painting distinction
California State University Chico

 ArtfulHome.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

Los Gatos Art Association

Monterey Art Association

Nevada County Arts Council

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

RECENT EXHIBITIONS

Piper J Gallery, Truckee Ca 

2024

Piper J Gallery, Joint Show

2023

Nevada City Winery Gallery, Solo Show
 

2022

2024

PRESS

Artists Magazine, 2 Page special feature in November/December print edition

LICENSED WORK

2023

Style Magazine

2023

The Ritz Carlton, Truckee, Ca

2018-present

Brass + Oak Home, Placerville, Ca

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