Angelis Jackowski is an award-winning watercolor artist who is known for her bold watercolors, which present beautiful flora in a vivacious manner, full of life, hope, and vibrancy. She is unique in her painting style, using innovative techniques to deliver powerful visuals of monumental proportions.
Jackowski launched into her career as a professional artist in the 1990s, winning numerous awards in North America (Michigan, Ontario, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, etc.), including several Best of Show awards. These shows were juried by luminaries in the art world (e.g., Janet Fish, Sandra Freckleton, Carole Barnes, Nancy Hagin, Gerald Brommer, Al Loving, James Del Grosse, and Carla O'Connor).
Angelis has exhibited in the US, Canada and China, and has sold numerous pieces to corporate collections - (Hospitals: University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Karmanos Cancer Center, St. Joseph-Mercy Health System (various sites), Munson Medical Center; Corporate Organizations: Jacobson Department Stores, Pfizer Pharmaceutical). She has donated to public institutions (Libraries: Ann Arbor District Library, Interlochen Public Library). She also has done commission work.
Angelis' work has been published in several books, including Flowers in Watercolors (Rockport Publishers, 1996), Best of Watercolors (Rockport Publishers, 1997), Artistic Touch 4 (Creative Art Press, 2010), Floral Inspirations (Rockport Publishers, 1997). She also has done commission work.
Angelis was born in the Andes of western Venezuela and moved to the United States where she earned both a BA (Fine Arts) and an MFA (as a Dorothy Lemming Scholarship recipient) from Eastern Michigan University. currently resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She studied under well-known artists and instructors such as Pat Williams, Igor Beginin and James Sandall. Angelis currently resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
quotes from critical reviews of her work:
"Her...tropical flower art works in 'Flores de Venezuela' [exhibit] are heroic in their splendor." - John Carlos Cantu (in Ann Arbor News art review, December, 1995).
"Jackowski did much more that magnify her subject. Rich greens, blues, and warm neutrals are played against a dark background. A repetition of controlled textures resulting from wet on wet technique has resulted in poetic reverberations within larger shapes. Through the dynamic placement of shapes she speaks of life." - Nancy Moyer, Ph.D. (in The Monitor online review, www.themonitor.com, 12/23/2005).
Ventana Fine Art
Michigan Watercolor Society
Texas Watercolor Society
Button Petter Gallery
The Americas Collection
Format Framing & Gallery
Dancing Eye Gallery
The Meyer Galleries
Deloney Newkirk Galleries
The Munson Gallery
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