Jacqueline McFarlane

A constant theme in Jacqueline’s work has been the relationship between ourselves and those we draw inspiration, strength and guidance from. More recently, her work has explored the interconnectedness between the familial and the familiar. Other sources of inspiration remain the issues of cultural identity and matriarchy, which, on a personal level, are often closely linked.

In the screen prints, specific parts of the body are illuminated to convey characteristics such as strength, care, nurturing and stability.  They are also associated with sayings and phrases such as “standing on the shoulders of giants”.

 Jacqueline McFarlane is an East London based artist.  She has exhibited in North, East and Central London, in both solo and group shows.  She had been commissioned to illustrate 2 children’s books and facilitated creative activity workshops within the local community for adults and children.

Raised and educated in Hackney, Jacqueline worked for many years in the social care sector.  She finally completed a BA in Fine Art at the University of East London in 2003 where she focused on printmaking, painting and 3-dimentional arts.  She now uses both representational and abstract forms in her work to relay a variety of subjects.

A constant theme in Jacqueline’s work has been the relationship between ourselves and those we draw inspiration, strength and guidance from.  More recently, her work has explored the interconnectedness between the familial and the familiar.