Jackie Devereux PSGFA
President, Society of Graphic Fine Art
Greatly influenced by Japanese art as well as the light of southern France where she lived for over twenty years, Jackie’s work ranges from pure contemporary watercolour on a large scale, to expressive pen+ink – all experimental in nature. Her new work is unique, focusing as it does on anobsession with white space and the 3D manipulation of paper.
Quite out of the blue a ‘throw away’ comment in discussion with her Agent some years ago lead to adventure small ship cruising spanning eight years as ‘artist in residence’. Her desire to go to wild and remote places lead her to extreme destinations, and inevitably Antarctica, the Australian Outback and Arizona are but a few of the places which have heavily influenced her work. Cities of the Ancient world are also irresistible, and with sketchbook always in hand, it is her sketches that form the backbone of her work, and once back in the studio ideas ultimately flow into another dimension.
Jackie’s work is well published and collected internationally. She has exhibited widely throughout the UK and France, USA and Japan. She has shown in London’s Cork Street; Mayfair; Bankside and Menier Galleries with the SGFA; Bankside Gallery with the Royal Watercolour Society; Mall Galleries with the Royal Institute; Westminster with the Society of Women Artists, as well as having had numerous solo exhibitions.
Currently in her fifth and final year as elected President of the Society of Graphic Fine Art – the only National Society which concentrates primarily on drawing skills - has been a highlight in a long career as a professional artist. The Society celebrates its Centenary in 2019 and together with her colleagues on the governing Council, Jackie has exciting plans on the immediate horizon.
Some recent Exhibitions
Currently with Lloyds Register Art Group, Brokers Bar, Leadenhall St., London
Bankside Gallery, South Bank, London with SGFA
RK Burt, Southwark, London
Menier Gallery, London Bridge
Street Gallery, UCLH, Euston Road, London
Grierson Gallery, Kent
Chesterfield Museum, Chesterfield
Guest Artist at Pure Arts, Battle, Sussex
Guest Artist at Yvonne Arnaud Gallery, Guildford
For several years, Jackie has travelled world wide as Lecturer on board cruise liners for SAGA, and recently published “A Private View…….an artist`s world” – a fully illustrated hardback book of sketches selected from her numerous sketchbooks.
She will go wherever she is invited, to run workshops on all levels – is an avid `drawer` and contemporary watercolourist and likes nothing more than to share ideas by working with groups of like-minded people.
Jackie's unique selling proposition is that she will, apart from
creating work for her exhibitions, take on commissions for the business
environment, hotels and offices, as well as for private clients
interpreting their own properties and interiors in her unique style.
Her award-winning watercolours are widely collected and Jackie is
always willing to travel where possible to meet and discuss new
work and to offer her expertise by way of workshops wherever these
Patrons and Private Collections
Jackie's work is widely held by private
collectors and has also been purchased by the following corporations:
· Esso, London
· Allen and Overy, London
· BP Sanders & Company Ltd, Berkhamsted
· BRL Hardy Wines of Adelaide, Australia
· College Paul Bert, Beziers, France
· Oriel House Hotel, St Asaph, N.Wales
The Society of Graphic Fine Art originated in 1919 at London’s Central School of Arts and Crafts when a breakaway group dedicated itself to the defence of drawing. Sir Frank Brangwyn became its first President. Today it has over 120 members, selected twice yearly, regardless of media discipline, for drawing excellence. Every autumn the Society holds its Open Exhibition in London showing the best in drawing by UK and international artists.
Jackie's new book
`A Private View…….
an artist's world`