As we count down to Paint Annapolis 2015, MFA will be featuring one – or two – artists of the day to let you learn more about the artists who are competing and exhibiting in Paint Annapolis.
Paint Annapolis 2015
Competition: June 8 – 12
Exhibition: June 13 – 21
Jackie Clark paints the landscape on location, in plein air. Her approach to painting is “alla prima” a “wet on wet” direct approach of layering color. She also incorporates a reductive process of scrubbing, scraping, and drawing in to the wet paint. Jackie’s methods of mark making produce complexity and luminosity in the surface of her paintings. She uses a palette based on the three primary colors of red, yellow and blue, laying out a warm and cool version of each. This technical approach combined with Jackie’s personal esthetic produces a harmonious effect. “I pay close attention to the type of marks I make in my work, aspiring to restraint to the use of blending. Instead, concentrating on color and value relationships. And in regards to my paint application, I am after a quality of surface. I like to try new things without straying too far from a traditional approach. But the speed needed to paint on location requires all hands on deck – mind, body, and soul!” Jackie Clark is a specialist in the field of the Decorative Arts and has worked on many historic theatres, churches, and government buildings throughout the country. She has participated in numerous plein air events since 2009. She had a solo exhibition at the Mattawoman Creek Arts Center in Marbury, Maryland in 2011. She was a participating artist in Plein Air Easton 2014, and has been honored with inclusion in the book “100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic” by Gary Pendleton. Jackie Clark resides in New York City, but maintains her deep affection for her home state of Maryland returning often to paint the landscape she is so familiar with.