Jacqua has been
developing as an artist since childhood in Nebraska. Moving to
Colorado in 1965 her interest in art turned to fascination with the
spectacular beauty of the Rocky Mountains.
Her success as a plein air painter was aided through study with well
known artists such as Ray Vinella, Clyde Aspevig, Ted Goerschner,
Joyce Pike, Sharon Hultz, Skip Whitcomb, Irby Brown, Kevin Macpherson
and Lu Haskew, to name a few. A value Jacqua works toward is to
continuously improve her abilities and creative expression.
Jacqua prefers to begin paintings on location with a quick study. She
then completes the painting in her home studio in Loveland, Colorado.
"Painting outdoors is not always a picnic," she says. "Sometimes it is
hot or cold. Windy. Bugs and bees. Easels blow over. Changing light
from passing clouds. Still, outdoor painting is the key to better art.
There is no other way to capture the light, mood and visual impact of