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Jaqui

Location

North York, Ontario, Canada

Quick Blurb

Born in London, England, I am currently living & working in Toronto, Canada. I focus mainly on jewellery designs & painting.

Interests

I love painting, sculpting, working with metals, pottery - really anything that involves making something with my hands.

Skills and Techniques

Over the years I have studied a lot of different techniques, that cover areas such as fine art, graphic design, jewellery design & fabrication, and sculpture. I love to play, and for me this all feels like play, even when it is a commissioned piece.

Get to Know

I knew I wanted to be an artist from 5 years of age. I started painting with oils when I was 9, and I went on to get two degrees in Fine Arts: both a DEC in Fine Arts at John Abbott College, and then a BFA majoring in graphic design from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.

From there, I worked in ad agencies, as an art director, while working freelance at the same time. Eventually I went full-time freelance when it was time to start a family.

Since then, I have almost completed a certificate of jewellery design, in silver and goldsmithing. I plan to return once again to school to do my Masters of Fine Art. Finances allowing, that will be in September of 2011.

I have made certain commitments to myself and the planet. My commitment to myself is to constantly grow, to learn and to live as much as possible with a positive attitude. For the planet, I have chosen to make my business and my personal life as "green" as possible.