JONES, Jacquie

1961 - ?

Jacquie Jones

Jacqueline Jones was born at Hackney, London in 1961, daughter of Raymond Jones and his wife Mary née Patten, who married at Hackney in 1954. After a brief time as a window dresser, at the age of 16, Jacquie was drawn to Newmarket and two years later obtained her first proper job in racing, working for trainer Ian Balding (born 1938) with her last outing as an amateur jockey in 1984. A self-taught artist, Jacquie has been a professional artist since 1982 and is best known for her equine paintings. Highly contemporary and original, her compositions are created in a loose, energetic, and expressionist style and she sketches and paints with a natural and effortless ability and has a distinct way of portraying horses, capturing their fluid movement with her brushes. She is also known for her hand painted clothes and scarves, and hand painted china and has illustrated some ten books. Newmarket is the Headquarters of British horseracing, an ideal situation for capturing the ‘Spirit of the Horse’ and Jacquie Jones is a world-renowned multimedia artist and is very easily recognised on the streets of Newmarket due to her colourful and slightly eccentric clothes. Her paintings are in the collections of the Dubai Royal Family, the British Royal Family, the Marchioness of Tavistock, and the late Sir Henry Cecil. She is equally at ease with watercolours, oils and acrylics and has held numerous exhibitions over the years and in 1997 became the first artist in residence at the National Horse Racing Museum in Newmarket and the following year had her first solo exhibition, at the Park Gallery in London. In 2014 she donated a work to the 'Laxfield Secret Postcard Auction' a fundraising event for All Saints Church, Laxfield, Suffolk and the Waveney Foodbank.

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