Jackie Black, HWS/MTWS email@example.com
Jackie’s formal education was from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, where she studied design, painting and illustration as well as all the art disciplines. It was there that she first discovered her love for the spontaneity of watercolor.
Her career as a Honolulu artist began as an Art Director, Graphic Designer & illustrator with Gib Black Advertising Group; a company she and her husband Gib Black began in 1972. Her achievements have been recognized through the years both for her watercolor painting as well as design with numerous awards for her commitment to excellence. Jackie’s paintings have twice received the Bobbie Segler Award for Luminosity in Hawaii Watercolor Society Exhibitions. She also received the Founder’s Award for her painting Kilauea in Montana Watercolor Society’s Watermedia 2008 Open Exhibition.
Jackie has illustrated three hard bound books; The Princess Ka’iulani, by Helen Hoyt & published by Island Heritage. Other book commissions have been Mahealani and the King of Hawai’i, published by the author, Rianna Williams and Beloved Emma, Oueen of Hawai’i, published by the Daughters of Hawai’i.
She now enjoys painting full time from her studio overlooking Kaneohe Bay, both commissioned pieces, as well as exhibiting in shows and galleries in the islands as well as the U.S. Mainland. She has earned her Signature Membership in both the Hawaii Watercolor Society and the Montana Watercolor Society.