In the bio of Jackie Tice she once stated that being born on an air force base in California, and being raised in the Midwest, attributed to her desire to travel. It could be this or it could be her inquiring mind and fascination with people that compels her to travel. She has practiced her art from the East to the West Coast, as well as a residence in Scotland.
In 1996 she graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a Bachelor of Fine Art. Her concentration was in painting with a minor in Museum Science. After graduation she opened Hugin and Munin Art Gallery in Makanda, Il. While there, she not only promoted her own work but she also represented over 20 other artists. Unfortunately, a freak storm and a collapsed building wall forced the closing of the gallery.
During on of her trips around the United States she found Silver City, NM. Here she set up another gallery called Meridian. During her time in New Mexico people started to ask if she would teach lessons. After receiving the news of an ill family member she returned to the mid-west and decided it was time to go back to school. In 2011 she graduated from Indiana State University earning her Master of Fine Art with a concentration in arts administration. During her time in Terre Haute she worked at Arts Illiana, Energize Downtown, The Business Development Center, and Americorps serving the arts community any way she could. Jackie’s work has been included in many juried shows, as well as purchased by many private as well as public collections. Five of her paintings are in Indiana State University’s permanent collection.
Jackie has worked to develop her own personal painting technique. Through her study of Flemish and Renaissance painting, she has adapted their techniques for use with modern medium and scale. The result has been a figurative and painterly image that is perfectly suited for her choice of subject. Jackie’s paintings of females are not strictly portrait nor figure, but somehow she reveals more than either could alone. Low key light and enigmatic expressions combine to reveal intangible character and evoke an introspective mood. Her work is meditative and melancholy in equal parts.