“Painting in the transparent watercolor medium continues to be a challenge, even after fifty years at the Festival of Arts. Strong values and vibrant colors are what I try to accomplish. I love it!”
Jacquie Moffett came to love art through her father, who sketched, worked in pastels, and cut family Christmas cards in linoleum blocks. Inspired by a film illustrating Rex Brandt’s watercolor techniques, She signed up for Brandt’s summer workshops. There, in addition to Brandt she studied with George Post, Barse Miller and Joan Irving (Brandt’s wife). She was finally juried into the Festival of Arts and has continued to exhibit her watercolors there each year ever since.
Over the years Jacquie has continued her pursuit of excellence by taking printmaking classes and watercolor classes from highly regarded artists such as Serisawa and Roger Armstrong. She has exhibited in the Festival of Arts since 1967 and today she shows watercolors, etchings and unique watercolor-collage combinations.
Jacquie’s landscapes are characterized by clarity of color and subject and remarkable illusion of depth and space. Fascinated by architecture, she focuses on unusual buildings, towers, windows and roofs. Winner of numerous awards, her works are included in exhibitions and private collections throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, New Zealand and Japan. In addition to the Festival of Arts, Jacquie is currently exhibiting her work at the Watercolor Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA.