New York based artist Jackie Clark was born in Natick, Massachusetts, and raised in Edgewater, Maryland.
She is a life member of the Art Students League of New York, and a member of the American Impressionist Society.
Jackie has studied extensively with master painters, Frank Liljegren, David Leffel, and Mary Beth Mckenzie. Other areas of study within the field of the arts include, photography at ICP, scenic painting and design with Lester Polakov and the decorative arts with Mark Gardereau in Paris.
Jackie is a specialist in the field of the decorative arts and has worked throughout the country on many historic theaters, churches and state buildings as a decorative painter, conservator, and gilder.
Since retiring from decorative painting, Ms. Clark now dedicates all her time in the studio, and outdoors painting the landscape and the figure.
Her use of exuberant brushstrokes lend a unique vitality to her work. There's a verve to Jackie's paintings, something she describes as ‘Less the thing, and more the space it occupies”
"I want my paintings to transport the viewer to an experience of place. Like the narrative voice of a storyteller, but with brush and paint. If I could give my paintings a pulse I would. Just to prove the subject had a life, that It breathed, and that the earth was on the move."