Jackie Gale is a textile artist whose colourful and vibrant work reflects the energy and creativity of her character. Her ability to capture the essence of a place or theme using layers of fabrics and mixed materials makes her work truly unique. She uses anything from merino felt to rusty nails, crushed velvet to walnut veneer. Each piece is layered and creatively embellished using modern free motion machine embroidery. She often paints with acrylics to create a background or embellish a piece. Each artwork is full of engaging details, rich in texture and has a wonderful multidimensional quality.
Jackie grew up in a creative household where she was constantly surrounded by oil painting, dressmaking and a new project in the workshop. Despite exploring other mediums, textiles are her true passion. She loves the freedom to experiment with new techniques and textures and her work is constantly evolving as she discovers new materials and subject matter.
She was awarded ‘Best Up and Coming Artist 2015’ by the Fine Art Trade Guild.