Artist Jacqueline Quinn creates paintings and original monoprints drawn from her love of colour and texture from her studio at Whitley Bay on the North East coast. She takes much of her inspiration from the surrounding landscape, always drawn to echoing the northern crags and dales, it's peaks and valleys.
She uses mixed media, watercolour, acrylic and graphite to create depth and texture. Each piece is a one off.
Although graduating with a degree in art when she was younger, she spent her working life as a social worker. It was only recently, in retirement, that she returned to her love of creating.
Recently, the Covid crisis led her to use her art skills to help feed struggling families. She says she's seen first hand, through her career, how hard it can be for many families to survive in difficult times and she's appalled at her many are going without food at the moment.
In a bid to help, she raised almost £2,000 during the first lockdown for local food charities by selling some of her work for half it's usual price. She then set about creating some special pieces over the summer last year to continue the fundraising. #nokidgoeshungry
Now, she's offering to donate 25% to these food charities, from the sales of any of her work.
Please see a selection of her work below or head over to our online gallery for more from Jacqueline's special fund-raising exhibition.
For further information please email Jacqueline or visit her website by clicking the button below.