Jacqueline Gori is a Kitchener/ Waterloo artist who has been painting and selling her works for over 20 years on 3 different continents. She became a Canadian citizen in 2014 which ignited her passion for painting the Canadian landscape. Early in her career she was influenced by the French Impressionists however The Group of Seven has made the greatest impact on Jacqueline’s work to date. She paints mainly with Acrylics in very bright colours and bold strokes.
Mainly self-taught, she has taken various classes across the world but recently she has been mentored by one of Canada’s top Artists Gordon Harrison and had the opportunity of exhibiting her work in the prestigious Gordon Harrison Gallery in Ottawa for the Apprentices Exhibition in March 2014.
She won “The People’s Choice Award” in the Kitchener Waterloo Art Exhibition. She is currently represented by Gallery Double T, in uptown Waterloo but has also been in the Paula White Diamond square foot show in 2014. She has had many works that have been private commissions across the world including South Africa, England and Canada.
Jacqueline was Artist in Residence and Art Instructor at a local Waterloo Art shop for 4 years. Where she taught Watercolours, Acrylics and Drawing classes from beginner right through to professionals. She has had the joy of attending some of her own student’s exhibitions as they have risen to commercial galleries under her mentorship. She has taught a class at Wilfred Laurier and worked with an exchange program from University of Waterloo and Saudi Arabia.
Recently she founded the www.ontarioartschool.com and hopes to offer a grant each year to help expand the art community.
Jacqueline is an active member in the artist community and is a member of 2 local art societies. She has been Emcee for the biggest live painting competition at The Museum 3 years running for both the adult and junior editions showing her ability to adapt well no matter what the age of the student.