About the Artist

Native Calgarian, Jacki Boss grew up with a passion for both horses and drawing.  She combined the two and continually worked on perfecting her skill at drawing horses.  Bored with the limitations of paper and pencil, Jacki gradually explored other mediums, like charcoal, oil pastel and oil paint.  She admired the work of equine artist, George Stubbs, and at the age of fourteen was inspired to produce her first oil painting.

Keen to experiment, a range of works has evolved.  Pen and ink works done in pointillism reveal imagery from within the artist and lean towards the surreal.  Muscle and bone of both human and animal are an on-going fascination for Jacki and she is compelled to paint this subject matter in varying styles to express texture and movement.  A collection of rocks in the artist’s studio are inspiration for loose brushwork on canvas, with a typical result of having a resemblance to masks.  A love of color has ignited a saturated view of the landscapes around us.  Physical texture is of increasing importance to this artist, and mixed media, especially the mixing of sands or glass in acrylic gel mediums, are a favorite technique.

These eclectic styles have been influenced by travel to places such as Mexico, Central America, Europe, Thailand, Japan and throughout the Caribbean . Her original home of Canada is very different from her current home in The Bahamas and her artwork continually remains fresh.

“My goal is to cultivate an unconstrained body of work; to be influenced by my environment as it changes, and to portray these influences with competence and skill”.

Jacki Boss relocated her studio, “One-i-Jack Studio” from Calgary, Canada in 2008 to Freeport on Grand Bahama Island.