Jackie Kirby is an independent Midlands UK based artist who enjoys exploring new media whilst continuing to develop her style. She is continually exploring, experimenting and re-evaluating her work.
The majority of her current work, is created using traditional art mediums including watercolour, inks, acrylics and pastels, but she also enjoys creating illustrations using digital art, and also mixing the hand made elements digitally to design surface patterns. Jackie also uses an Icarus Board with artist quality coloured pencils and waxed based media.
She particularly enjoys working with bright colours, strong textures, negative shapes and reflections in a media that suits the subject matter rather than remaining faithful to one medium. She also enjoys creating fun images for lifestyle and giftware products.
Jackie’s work is exhibited in exhibitions and events local to where she lives, and her aim is to achieve an individual style developed over a lifetime of painting and drawing.
Jackie also enjoys encouraging others to participate in art, and has run art classes and art social groups in recent years.
She is Treasurer and Trustee of AIR (Arts In Redditch) a registered charity which exists to promote creativity in Redditch and the surrounding Worcestershire area and Treasurer of the Stratford Upon Avon Art Society based in Warwickshire. She is an active member of these local art groups, and assists with events to promote art to the local community.