The strong but at the same time raw and romantic energy used in Jacqueline Shaw´s art emphasizes her strokes and color in the authenticity of her work in a profound way. Born in Mexico City in 1969, Jacqueline Shaw spent her youth in the city where visible markers of Mexico's culture coincided with radical changes in her life while living for a few years in Mexicali B.C., border with the US. While studying Graphic Design later on in Monterrey N.L., Jacqueline Shaw discovered complex ways to frame not only her thoughts but the cultural differences and social contradictions, permitting herself to express through a variety of colors in her mixed media paintings.
Jacqueline Shaw depicts sceneries created with spontaneity drawing special attention to surreal human presence. Although her inspiration generally comes from within, her passion for nature is normally present in her themes as shelf of intense emotion. Layer upon layer of paint, charcoal, oil pastels or emulsions are applied helping the palette knife strokes wrap the spectators’ feelings, absorbing them through color and the magical realism of art.