The Creative Journey
Jackie Calderone was born and raised on Staten Island, NY. She began developing her drawing skills at the age of twenty-nine and three years later graduated with a degree in Fashion Illustration from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. This is where her passion for figure drawing began. After designing children's wear for two and a half years, Calderone ran her own art business while continuing to study privately with well known artists.
In 1986, along with her husband and daughter, Calderone moved to Bucks County, PA where she continues her art process. She works in watercolor, acrylic, gouache and mixed media techniques. Her portrait commissions are primarily from antique and contemporary photographs where she creates her unique Image to Life personalities.
"My main concerns with each painting are design, composition and feeling. Working from the model adds energy and inspiration along with the challenge of anatomical accuracy. The creative experience for me has been all encompassing and incredibly satisfying."
All original paintings on this website copyright Jackie Calderone 2014.