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Jaqueline cavish

My birth place is Brooklyn  I began, using watercolors, painting the desert around Tuscon, where I grew up.  I made colored chalk copies of the woodblock style posters of geishas and actors that my Dad brought home from Post-WW2 Japan, as well as characters like Donald Duck and Porky Pig.

In middle age, I completed an MFA degree at U. of CA, Santa Barbara, and worked as Curator of Art at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum and taught at as an adjunct faculty member in the Art Dept at Oxnard College for 31 years in CA.  I exhibited paintings in galleries and summer art fairs on the West Coast. I painted wherever I was, especially in the Pacific North West.

Today I am on the lookout for color, irony, drama - and I find it everywhere.  I work in water media.  The immediacy of acrylic and transparent watercolor appeals to me, especially in landscape painting.  In 2019, I moved to Great Bridge, Virginia to be close to my son's family... and to paint!  

(805) 616-9751


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