Strong, sculpture-like images, which are sharp and immediate.
Jacqui Grant makes portraits to show that 'every woman is beautiful'. Her work is about about women and ageing, and how, as women get older, they may become less visible to society and treated as less worthy, despite the fact that many women become more confident and self-assured.
Jacqui references an age of glamour and romance and her strong, sculpture-like images, which are sharp and immediate, show confident, self-assured woman, who know who they are.
The influence of artists such as Marlene Dumas, Ken Currie, and Lucien Freud can be seen in Jacqui's portraits. Working mostly in black and white oil paint and graphite, and from her own photographs, she records women deep in thought, pulling faces and laughing.
Jacqui lives in Hertfordshire where she has her studio. She studied at St Martins School of Art in the 1980’s and spent several years working in exhibition design and and window dressing. Her work is regularly on display in London, including at the Mall Galleries as part of exhibitions such as The Discerning Eye, The Society of Women Artists, and Passion for Freedom. She also has work in a number of private collections.