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's work is introspective and often autobiographical, where secondary texts, images and the visual identity of her figures are expressed as manifestos and celebrations of nonconformity, going against stereotypes and stigmas. Nature is used throughout the artists work as a contrasting delicate and fragile calm to what are often dramatic themes.
The artists more recent works reconnect her subjects with their surroundings, emotions and roots, transforming them with a predominantly monochromatic palette - often illuminating them with precious metals, be it a 300m2 street mural, pasteup, a large canvas or a tiny scientific-grade painting.
Jacqueline has exhibited her work in national and international galleries in both solo and collective shows since the age of 14 with her first sellout show a year later and an invitation to do a short apprenticeship in Paula Rego´s studio in London at the age of 19. With her art represented in both private and public international collections, Jacqueline's work has been shown in Eton, London, Cumbria, Lisbon, Porto, Tenerife, Madrid, Miami and in an international touring exhibition based in South Africa. Social initiatives and campaigns using Jacqueline’s work have been used in Belgium, Canada, Portugal, Spain, Brazil, Paraguay, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Guatemala and Costa Rica.
Jacqueline is a self-taught artist with an academic background in medical ethics and health sciences and It was only in 2018 that she decided to pursue her art career fully. Jacqueline currently lives in Cascais, Portugal, where she maintains a full time studio practise.
Jacqueline de Montaigne's work is currently on show or available through:
Ben Oakley Gallery, London - UK
Laura Lea Design, London & Hastings - UK
Espaço Exibicionista, Lisbon - Portugal
Heidi Gubbins design studio - Marbella, Spain
Junta da Freguesia Cascais & Estoril, Guincho - Cascais, multiple mural interventions, May - June 2021
Junta da Freguesia Parede e Carcavelos - Parede, multiple mural interventions, May - June 2021
MURO Lisbon street art festival - Parque das nações, mural intervention, June/July 2021
Conversas na Rua street art festival - Amadora Sintra, mural intervention, September 2021
Ben Oakley gallery, Mural, Greenwich, Sep 2021, London - UK
Espaço Exibicionista, Solo show, Lisbon, Nov 2021, Lisbon - Portugal
Inner animals, Colletivo 284 - May 2021, Lisbon - Portugal
JUNE COLLECTIVE, Espaço Exibicionista, June 2021, Lisbon - Portugal
Change, Culture matters, - Nov 2021, Lisbon - Portugal