Photo credit: Marina Aguiar 

JACQUELINE DE MONTAIGNE is an Anglo-Portuguese painter, mural and pasteup artist whose dramatic, nature infused figurative art can be found in international galleries and Portugal's prominent street art scene.

Jacqueline is a self-taught artist with an academic background in medical ethics and health sciences who only decided to pursue her art career fully in 2018. Her work is now represented in both private and public international collections with over 50 private and public murals under her belt as well as having her art used in social initiatives in Belgium, Canada, Portugal, Spain, Brazil, Paraguay, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Guatemala and Costa Rica.

Jacquelines work is introspective and autobiographical, where the artist uses secondary texts, images and the visual identity of her figures to explore our true nature versus imposed beliefs and societal expectations.                                                                                                                            Nature also has a strong presence throughout the artist's work, bringing an ethereal calm where the chosen fauna and flora each have symbolic meanings.                                                                                                                                                                                                              Swallows frequently appear in the artist's work and represent sanctuary, while birds in general represent resilience and the moths which are another common motif in her work represent metamorphosis. The language of flowers is also explored throughout Jacqueline's work. 

 

Watercolour is her preferred medium which she fell in love with as a child, originally wanting to pursue scientific illustration.                                       Regardless of the surface she is working on, she always tries to manipulate her materials to resemble the effects and fluidity of watercolours - often encompassing and illuminating her subjects with precious metals whether a small scientific grade watercolour, a large canvas or a 400m/2 public street art mural on a weathered concrete wall. 

 

Jacqueline currently lives in Cascais, Portugal, where she maintains a full time studio practise.

GALLERIES

 

Jacqueline de Montaigne's work is currently on show or available through:

Landmark Street art Gallery, Cumbria - UK

Ben Oakley Gallery, London - UK

Espaço Exibicionista, Lisbon - Portugal

Culture Matters, Lisbon - Portugal

ICON, Lisbon - Portugal 

Heidi Gubbins design studio - Marbella, Spain 

STRART - Spain 

FUTURE EVENTS 

MURALS

JF Parede e Carcavelos - mural intervention, 2021

Infinito street art festival - Cascais, mural intervention, September 2021

Conversas na Rua street art festival - Amadora Sintra, mural intervention, September 2021

Ben Oakley gallery, Mural, Greenwich, Oct 2021, London - UK

London international paste-up festival, paste-up, Oct 2021, Shoreditch - UK

Blank wall assassins, mural, 2022, Cumbria - UK

EXHIBITIONS

Ben Oakley Gallery, Two man show, Jacqueline de Montaigne & ATM, Oct 2021, London - UK 

Espaço Exibicionista, Solo show, Lisbon, Nov 2021, Lisbon - Portugal 

COLLECTIVE SHOWS

Apocryphu - Espaço Exibicionista - July 9th - 2021, Lisbon - Portugal

The Canvas project - Tebbs contemporary, October 2021 - March 2022 - London

TRANS | FORM - Art Can - curated by Gita Joshi, Nov 2021, London - UK

Change, Culture matters - Nov 2021,  Lisbon - Portugal

Because art matters - Lisbon week, Nov 2021 - Lisbon - Portugal