I was born in Kenya, went to school in Southern Africa, and did a science degree at Cape Town University, South Africa.
I have always loved colour, and the African landscape is one that is full of vivid colours. My paintings attempt to capture my delight at being part of a world that is so beautiful. I took art at school and completed the occasional course while my children were growing up, but I am mostly self taught.
My previous artistic endeavours have included quilts and patchwork, garden design and I have worked as a successful wedding photographer for the last 20 years. Following a photographic exhibition in 2007 ‘Multicultural Trowbridge’ at the museum I have reframed my creative passion into painting watercolours. In May 2017 I held an exhibition in the Trowbridge Arts Centre called, Colours of the Cape. This was great fun and has encouraged me to spend more time painting and travelling.
“My dream is to be able to trap a moment of beauty bathed in light, so that when the weather is grey, I can look up and be reminded that my world is enchanting. Artists are not really making anything new, we are merely trying to capture glimpses of our wild extravagant planet – the work of a much greater Artist.”
Please visit my website: http://www.alicejackman.co.uk