Jacki Geary explores the psychology of introspective moments in her female subjects. She illustrates her focused parallel views of women as beautiful, yet tough; strong, yet vulnerable. Often embracing a vintage aesthetic, Geary’s paintings serve as a collection of quasi-self-portraiture.
In addition to painting, she has developed a love for printmaking and has included this medium in some of her portraiture. She enjoys carving the blocks for her block prints to use in mixed media pieces or stand-alone prints. Printmaking combines the tactile skills of both sculpture and painting and she has flourished in this style. Geary loves experimenting with different mediums to express her work.
Jacki Geary was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey. She studied at Western Connecticut State University and graduated with honors, earning a BFA with a concentration in photography. During a 10-year career as a professional photographer, Geary began painting. Working initially as an abstract painter for 9 years, she eventually fused abstraction with female portraiture. Using acrylics, oils, pastels, charcoal, and watercolors, Geary continues to combine the essence of abstract expressionism with figurative beauty in her most recent work.
Jacki lives and works in San Diego, CA. She is also the founder and jewelry artist at JAX Atelier (jaxatelier.com).