About Me – Jacqueline Crawley

I am a Toronto based artist and art teacher.  When I was a young person I acquired a degree in fine art with a main interest in sculpture.  I trained in printmaking [intaglio, woodcut, lithography & silkscreen], painting, and drawing as well.  I pursued theatre design [a passion of mine since high school] and architecture design later on.  I have worked as an editorial illustrator, graphic artist, architectural detailer.  Now I am teaching art to adults and youth in a number of art schools.  I was raised in the country and the city and both are reflected in my work which tends to be in many places at once – realism or abstract, oil or acrylic.

Black Willows 2011

Black Willows is a commissioned piece – oil on board.

Hustle 2007

Hustle is based on my impression of city life in the evening.  The evening sky isn’t quite dark and the trees and buildings are vibrating with light.

10 thoughts on “About Me – Jacqueline Crawley”

  1. Hi Jacqueline, just to say thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and for your comments, which are much appreciated. I used to be an artist that did non referential work and during my last spell as a full time artist, got into using the landscape within my work rather than more abstracted ideas. However my current work does have a strand within it to transition back to non referential drawing. I don’t yet post this work as I’m trying to photograph it properly (it’s very subtle and I’m not a great photographer!!). I find I can gain a lot of inspiration from many different types of work that other artists produce. Btw liked the post you did about selling your pieces. Best, Nicholas.

  2. Jacqueline, thank you for visiting me earlier. I enjoyed reading your comments and more by visiting you here at your blog. You have great work and experience which I hope to learn from. Thanks.

  3. Thank you for your friendship and advice on my recent post.

    Please join the WordPress Family Award party at – http://weliveinaflat.wordpress.com/2013/07/04/my-dog-is-a-mystic-pack-leader/. We want to give you the same award. No obligation to repost if you decide not to :3

    Sniff around and maybe you’ll find virtual treats and other human bytes 😛

  4. Hi Jacqueline, thank you for visiting earlier, and also for our discussion. 😀
    I really love your work. Specially the details on “Black Willows”.

  5. Thank you visiting my father’s garden blog, and for your “likes” Some beautiful paintings and drawings you have displayed here! Happy New Year!

  6. Nina Karadzić said:

    A beautiful blog.

  7. Hi!
    I couldn’t get to your “reviews” page, as there’s something wrong with it, so I hope it’s okay that I contact you via comments.
    I wonder if you accept indie books for review? I’d like to offer you a free copy of my book Sky Ghosts: All for One in exchange for a review at Amazon (and possibly Goodreads). If you enjoy reading it, you’ll also be able to read the rest of the series for free before release.
    Here’s the link http://amzn.to/1ypPOmP
    Let me know if you’re interested!


    • Thank you for contacting me. I looked into the glitch with my link and I thank you for the heads up – hope it is functioning now. I own a home computer – no tablet [etc] to read your book. I am old school still and enjoy reading paper. Can this be done? I could try reading your book online. Congratulations on getting a series off the ground. I am excited for you. I do read fantasy – perhaps you have seen some of my reviews? I am uncomfortable doing a negative review – I share the ones I enjoy. Because I do this for pleasure and am not a professional, I feel it is inappropriate for me to say a book is bad or fails. I have only done this a few times and had to admit it might be me that was the issue. If you are still interested in me reading – I will. Please try my link again and let me know if it is running. ~ Thanks, Jac

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