|Jacquie Vaux's paintings begin with a deep love of wildlife. "I represent the
animals I paint as truly as possible, I catch the individual personality in a particular
Ms. Vaux was raised in the Seattle area but now resides in a wooded area of the Pacific Northwest and has maintained the natural habitat of the area keeping it wildlife friendly. She grew up with a keen appreciation of the natural world around her. "I always have lived in woodsy places and my grandmother encouraged my love of painting."
Both Jacquie and her husband, Jim, enjoy photo outings. They have traveled many places in the world to obtain some of the photos jacquie uses for her paintings, including an African safari. This African adventure was to be a life changing experience for Jacquie. Her paintings of African wildlife are among the most appreciated by her collectors.
On average, she works 12 hours a day, 6 days a week. Her painting schedule is planned for months in advance. When a special order is received, she fits it in, usually by Working longer hours.
Each painting begins with several thumbnail Sketches. After the composition is decided upon she begins the painting. Jacquie works in several mediums Acrylic, Gouache or Transparent Watercolors. Whatever medium she chooses for a particular painting Jacquie uses a "dry brush" technique. Working from dark to light, she begins painting details. She also works on Belgian linen stretched over a wood panel, using acrylics. For larger paintings, Jacquie uses Arches cold press 1114 lb paper 40" x 60" or Lanaquaqrelle 1000lb. watercolor paper which is available in 10 yd. rolls, 51" wide.
Since 1974 Ms. Vaux has had over 50 of her original paintings reproduced into limited edition prints; nearly all have sold out. Recently Jacquie has published l0 new giclee prints on canvas and paper. 'These new prints have been very well received.
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