Born in Croydon, London to Irish parents, Jackie Edwards is now based in Co Wexford, Ireland. She has been painting since childhood and attended Dun Laoghaire School of Art and Design and has held and taken part in over 40 exhibitions to date, both group and solo, held in Ireland, Scotland and Berlin.
Her paintings are the study of character and dynamic found in the human figurative form.
Here is what ‘Total Tattoo’ magazine had to say about her in a recent article;
‘These extraordinary realistic portraits are the result of a project exploring the beauty of Bodily decoration. Jackie travels far and wide in search of ‘the right people to paint’- people who really stand out- and for her, the art represented within the picture is as important as the art involved in making the picture.
Passionate about the beautiful techniques of the Old Masters, oil and oil and egg tempera are Jackie’s chosen medium. Working on linen or a wooden panel, she carefully builds up layers of translucent, semi-opaque oil glazes over an opaque monochromatic under- painting, bringing the depth of colour and illumination to the finished piece that could not be achieved by any other means.’