Visual Artist, Arts Based Psychotherapist and Counsellor
Colour, gesture and the essence of subjects are fundamental facets to Jacqui’s artwork. Elements of figurative expressionism alongside pop surrealism and street/urban art give her inspiration and passion in her quest to create. Jacqui explores the figures central to her work initially through charcoal. Acrylic paint is used to help give body and soul to the forms as she gets to know the figures she creates in an emergent process. It is through this approach that every image has its own story.
After studying Textile Design and Fine Art at RMIT and completing Graduate Diploma of Education, furthered with Rudolf Steiner Teacher Training, and a MA in Creative Arts Therapy at MIECAT, Jacqui continues to her quest to create through painting, drawing on a variety of surfaces. She is a Creative Director for The RaKoFF Collective, as well as running her own business, Jacqui Lewis Art Therapy and Counselling. Jacqui welcomes commissions, community projects and continues to run a variety of arts based psychotherapy workshops.