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Jacqui Mair

“In my paintings there is neither ground nor distance nor sky there are colours and the relations between them create space and that’s it.”Raoul Dufy

'My colours are bright, strong and the images are graphic. I utilise positive and negative space inspired by the domestic collections around my house. Be it toys, jugs,  birds, fabrics or furniture they are emotional flags, reminders for belonging to a sense of place. The affection for paper as the starting point runs deep, the papers I paste interact, play, fight and their surfaces whether five months, five years, or fifty years old must sit seamlessly together.  They are starting points for paintings, there are accidents which are organic and spontaneous. I enjoy the  “what if ’’ the permission to get lost, to explore, transforming, layering and changing one element into another, the sense of the unexpected. A new world starts to exist and it’s exactly that way'. Jacqui Mair 2018

Jacqueline Mair studied Fine Art at Bristol Polytechnic UK and gained a first class with honours in printmaking. She went on to take her M.A. in printmaking at the Royal College of Art London. U.K.  Jacqueline (Jacqui) was also awarded a French Scholarship to study for three months in Europe and this award started a long working relationship with Marseille, that still continues today. Over the past thirty five years she has combined lecturing at various institutions with her work as an artist. She has exhibited on three continents and has established an international career as an Illustrator and artist. Click here for more about Jacqui and her brilliant career!