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Artist Jacqueline Knell


An example of fine art by Jacqueline Knell

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Biography



Let’s face it. As you look at my oil portraits from a distance, you see the likeness and expression of the individual. Closer inspection reveals the mood. And, finally, a closeup treats you to unlikely colors and brushwork. Just like a new friend…a first impression unfolds into something unpredictable.  I paint each portrait from a sitting model, never from a photograph.  A Claremont gallerist said,  "Jacki's paintings do not need a signature." 
 

My oil paintings of people on the street are meditations on the wanderings and gatherings of people in bustling urban areas and public spaces. The curator of an exhibit stated "We can't express how much we and our guests enjoyed your work! We all like to people watch but don't want to admit it." I hope that my observations resonate with you.
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