Accomplished artist and visionary Jacqueline Berkley has spent a lifetime documenting her storied life experience in paintings, drawings and prints that are abstract, figurative or both. She views the world through a seemingly endless array of lenses, communicating her deeply holistic and sustainable narratives with a variety of media including oil, acrylic, charcoal, collage, wax and sand.
In her latest series, Berkley is consumed with unique depictions of the human form as interpreted through the chaos and disharmony of the modern landscape. In this highly personal show, Berkley explores the very essence of what it is to be human and identifies only in passing, the life issues challenging us in the postmodern era. Depictions of figures in varying degrees of robustness and isolation tell universal stories of painful pasts and hopeful futures. The haunting, yet appealing images of the figurative pieces reflect the power and vulnerability of the complex human factor.