Strong, sculpture-like images, which are sharp and immediate.
Jacqui Grant is best known for her black and white cinematic portrait paintings and drawings of women. She makes work that investigates how people like to present themselves 'in these selfies obsessed times' where 'people take hundreds of pictures, use filters and still aren’t happy with their results'.
Jacqui’s most recent portraits show women who are confident and happy enough in their self image to be silly.
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.