are about moments that transport us beyond every day life and speak to our common experiences.
Life drawing is where I found my love for the human form. Oil painting is where I discovered my passion for expressing moments of thought… There is no other medium so well suited for conveying emotion and inspiration.
Technically, my pallet is simple. Somewhere along the way I discovered Thalo for shading. This is what gives my work it's noted cooler appearance. I put more detail into my shadows than traditional figurative teaching recommends. In my opinion this adds a dimension of depth that has been overlooked.
I hope my work inspires you. :-)
"I loved the fact that the woman's expression carries a lot of thought. Placing the head facing out is a difficult composition. The dark and hard edge going out the bottom left balanced the entire piece. Great painting!"
"This painting blew me away. What can I say - very unconventional, powerful and brave design. I love the rendering of the flesh tones and the hair everything is done well and nothing is overstated. She is looking into the future with strength and determination while still having so much beauty, grace and femininity .... it's a stunner. Bravo! I would hang on to this one Jacquelyn."
"With superb drawing, edges and value,
Jacquelyn creates a sensitivity that stops time."
Expressive and full of mystery, Jacquelyn's intimate figurative works evoke elements of timelessness and portray a deep connection to her subjects.
- Informed Collector
• 2011 "Finalist" Raymar
Juror –Scott Christensen
• 2011 "Best of Show" Raymar
Juror –Aaron Westerberg
• 2010 "Top 10" FineArtViews National Competition
Juror –Nancy Guzik
• 2010 "Finalist" RayMar Fine Art's Competition "
Juror –Clint Watson
• 2009 "Top 10" FineArtViews National Competition
Juror –Jeremy Lipking
• 2009 “Top !0 Finalist Bold Brush National Competition
Juror –Nancy Guzik
• 2009 "Finalist" Michigan Portrait Invitational
Juror –Carl Samson
• 2006 "Peoples Choice Award" Dennos Museum
Juried Fine Art Exhibit
Western Art & Architecture Featured Artist August 2011
Western Art Collector Art of the New West September 2010
American Art Collector Traditional Artist Focus March 2010
Southwest Art Emerging Artist, January 2010
American Art Collector Great American Figurative Artist Exhibition November 2009
American Art Collector Introductions February 2009
Western Art & Architecture
With and eye toward truth, oil painter Jacquelyn Bischak’s figurative and still-life works reflect not only what she sees in the world.... they convey it's beauty masterfully. Implicit in her work is the delicate balance of what is there and what we actually see. Subtle harmonies of color and exacting brushwork as well as the sensitive handling of textures enhance the intimacy of her paintings.
“I draw upon my years of experience as an abstract painter, which gave me solid fundamental understandings.”
Jacquelyn reminds the viewer that paintings are examined through our many accumulated experiences and beliefs…
“Art may be many things... not always pleasant. Touching the human spirit is work I take seriously and enjoy throughly. I connect with the people I paint... and hope to convey something transformative about them."
Some of Jacquelyn awards include top 12 Finalist 2012 Raymar; Best of Show in 2011; 2010 Driehaus Award, for Midwestern Artist, Driehaus Foundation, Chicago, Illinois; 2010 and 2009 Top 10 Fine Art Views National Competition. Her work has shown in the Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkart, Indiana and, the Dennis Museum in Traverse City Michigan.