"When I tell people I have been painting, they ask" which room in the house?" so I classify myself with 'canvases'. I don't know if the paintings I create are Art, you can decide for yourself, all I know is I have a love and sometimes hate relationship with the paint and canvas and argue with them constantly when I try to paint the beauty I see in the world around me and from my imagination."
Hi, my name is Jackie Berg and I am a 50 something mother and grandmother (I prefer Nona to Nanna or grandma). I live in rural north east Victoria, Australia with my husband, two dogs and a cat. If I am at home I am painting.
My first memory of anything to do with art was when I was about 7 or 8 and staying at my aunt and uncles place in Hounslow, London. I used to go with my aunt to her hair salon just down the street and while she was busy cutting, and perming, I was busy drawing and painting ballerina's. I loved the delicate nature of their bodies and how they could stand on the tips of their toes. I always loved drawing and painting. So I dabbled, just like my mum.
My aunt took me to exibitions in London, and I was amazed at how with a few brush strokes, artists could render life as they saw it on a canvas
About 20 years ago, (gee how time flies when your raising a family), I was lucky enough to be able to take art lessons from a local art teacher David Hadley. I learned the basics in Oils, painting landscapes and seascapes and I became a member of the Rutherglen & District Artist's Society Inc. My life got complicated and busy as families have a way of doing, so I dabbled once again, turning some of my paintings into cross stitch, and some I gave as presents to family and friends. But I have been painting on and off for most of my life, you could say I am mostly self taught.
Now, I paint in acrylic's and oils, and as you can see, I enjoy painting a wide range of subjects, still life, animals, sea scapes, portraits (in black and white), cars and landscapes.
I, like many, paint because I love it, and I might not take the art world by storm but my dream is to become a full time artist.
You can now find me on facebook on my page Jackies Decorative Wall Art, so come along, and like and share my page with your friends. Would love to see you there.
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