Jacqueline Mac Mootry-Everaert
In this time and age, with the world in turmoil and all the negative images we are being bombarded with, I really felt the need to step back into what I call 'my own alternative reality', and to create some bright colored works, almost as an antidote to the times we live in.
In 'my own alternative reality' everything is light, colorful, bright and radiant. I hope these works reflect the joy it brought me creating them.
All Artworks from this collection are in vivid colors and have real 23K Gold and/or Copper in them. I used a brush and palet knife, sometimes thick texture to add contrast and an industrial touch to the lightness of the Copper and 23K Gold patches.
The collection ‘The Journey’ represents hope and faith. The series is all about ‘letting go’ and the whole gamut of feelings that go with this aspect of life. Each of the works represent a movement towards accepting what cannot be changed and realizing there will always be new adventures awaiting us.
The entire collection 'Purple Rain' is inspired by phenomenal songs and celebrates the female body and spirit.
It all started one night in 2007, when I watched a concert by Prince and had forgotten how PHENOMENAL his song Purple Rain really was. Completely inspired I started working outside, on my studio porch in Aruba, under a starlit sky, and finished the work by dawn....
On the very first exhibition night,this painting was bought by an art lover who was looking for an original birthday present for her husband's 50th.
Many years later I decided to create an entire collection of 'power women', each and every one of them inspired by these terrific, GREAT songs!