Jackie Battenfield is a contemporary painter and printmaker often working with floral and botanical imagery. Jackie Battenfield was born in the year 1959.
Battenfield earned a degree from Pennsylvania State University. She went on to earn a M.F.A. from Syracuse University.
The artist likes to concentrate on the abstract qualities found in nature. This could mean anything from flowing water to silhouette of a leaf or flower. She applies paint in numerous ways including dripping, pouring, sweeping, and brushing.
One style that influences her work is traditional Asian folding screens and painted scrolls.
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Battenfield often paints with acrylics on a mylar surface.
The artist is based out of New York City.
Battenfield is also an author. Through her books she tries to help artists to take their art to the next level and have fun in the process. In this clip she talks about ways the artist can acheive success without waiting for an agent or a gallery to come calling:
The artist has works in many private and public collections including the New York Public Library, the Department of the United States Embassy Collections, and the Sasaki Collection of Tokyo, Japan.
Jackie Battenfield is a great painter, and even more important a great mentor through her books and workshops. Her paintings show a great variety of light and dark shapes. Her use of color in leaves and sunsets is outstanding.