|"A Father's Joy" oil by Jackie Afram|
|"Not Far From the Apple Tree, Left Hand" oil by Jackie Afram|
|"Iris Panoply" oil by Jackie Afram|
Jackie was raised in Southern California on a terraced avocado grove that was a perfect playground. In fourth grade she received her first commission as an artist. Using the principles she learned watching Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Jackie copied an Easter bunny pin-up her teacher had bought. The teacher then asked her to make two four-feet high bunnies for future use. Jackie agreed.
Jackie was able to take an art class elective all four years in high school but only squeezed in a semester at the University of California, Riverside. She graduated from UCR in 1965 and got on a plane for Washington, DC. Jackie’s career took her to Cyprus, where she met her husband, to Panama where they took their daughter and their son was born, and to England. Jackie has just recently fully settled into retirement and now even has her own home studio.
The joy she takes in her painting, and in her subjects, is evident in all her work!
--Sandi Parker, Gallery Underground Co-Director