Jackie was born in Canada and raised in South Africa and Holland. She fell madly in love with the ballet La Fille Mal Gardee in high school in Pretoria. Drawing ballerinas was a natural outcome. After graduating from the The Ontario College of Art & Design, she became a freelance illustrator and has been commissioned by many publications in North America. She is equally inspired by the work of Edward Hopper and Fiona Hewitt.
"My whole career has been in pursuit of making more beautiful and meaningful work and I have enjoyed the journey very much."