Jackie Gale's art journey began in the Midlands, where she was born. A childhood spent surrounded by easels, paintbrushes and creative projects. Jackie was forever creating collages from anything she could find, including garden cuttings, fabric trimmings and cardboard boxes. Her resourcefulness certainly stems from those early years.
Using free motion embroidery and applique, Jackie blends her passion for naive art with textile creativity to tell a story of a place or theme. Narrative is an essential component of her work and she tells her story with texture. Much time is spent continually looking for new and unique materials to give added interest, depth and humour. Jackie loves to use textiles relating to the topic or theme that she's working on, to add authenticity as well as visual interest. More than anything, the main aim of her work is to bring a smile, revive happy memories or simply capture a place or theme in a totally unique style for others to enjoy.
Life in South Devon provides endless inspiration from the local seaside villages to the coves and harbours of neighbouring Cornwall. To her mind though, every place has a story to tell. Jackie constantly sees creative opportunity and exciting challenges and her sketchbook is always close to hand. In 2015, Jackie was extremely honoured to be awarded 'Best Up & Coming UK artist' by the Guild Of Fine Artists.