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Vicki Jackson is a self-taught artist. She is a member of PANZ (Pastel Artists of New Zealand) and received awards for her work.

Vicki grew up with animals and a passion for nature and art. She studied for a Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management Degree, with a focus on Ecology. At 18 years of age she was fortunate to do work experience on the Chatham Islands during holidays and Kapiti Island the following. Vicki had all kinds of jobs over the years.

 
Vicki and her beloved dog and muse Heidi, who passed away in 2017 at the age of 16 years.

 

Yet it was her abiding dream to one day become a nature artist. And so in 2005, with a burning desire to achieve her goal, paired with her love for animals, Vicki began to paint in pastel - her first commissioned pet portraits. Donating a percentage of proceeds to animal welfare and conservation causes.

A keen birder and student of nature, New Zealand wildlife and ecological themes have been her focus for an ongoing series of works. “I love to explore wild places and observe the animals from life - working from this firsthand experience and my own reference material as much as possible. I aim to portray the subjects with dignity and strive to evoke a strong connection to our natural world” she says.

These days Vicki and her partner Marcel reside in the heart of New Zealand’s foremost winegrowing region - Renwick, Marlborough. An area nestled between the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, Kaikoura and Nelson Lakes regions. These wilderness areas and their own garden provide much of the inspiration for Vicki’s work. Their home is a colonial cottage built in 1874, retaining its original old world charm. The artist’s private studio is upstairs, under the rafters in the attic.


Gallery Representation:

Merivale Fine Arts (Christchurch)
Email: merivalefinearts@xtra.co.nz
www.merivalefinearts.co.nz

Please click on the enquiries/order form button or the price list button (under Commissioning) for more information. Or contact me at:

Phone: + 64 3 572 7474 - Mobile: 021 061 2697

Email: vicki.jackson@paradise.net.nz