Grantford, Jacqueline

 

PROFILE

Jacqui began her career as a musician, but when her first born son cried every time she played the violin she decided to make the move to the visual arts. Since then Jacqui has become a well-known artist, an author and illustrator of children’s books, and an Art educator, with over 14 published books. Jacqui is an established portrait artist, and her portraits have been finalists in the national award shows in Australia and the USA.

 

ILLUSTRATOR / AUTHOR

Jacqui has both written and illustrated: ‘Various Faerious’ (2002), ‘Shoes News’ (2004) and ‘Simply Drawing’ (2010), a book and DVD demonstrating drawing techniques.

A True Person’, ‘Squeezy Cuddle Dangly Legs’ and ‘Mollie’s Memory Jar have been recommended books on the Family Therapists Award.

‘A True Person’, written by Gabian Marin and illustrated by Jacqueline Grantford,  was one of the 250 “outstanding new international books for children and young adults”  selected for The White Ravens, 2008. The White Raven label is given to books deserving worldwide attention because of their exceptional and often innovative artistic and literary style and design.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Jacqui has been a finalist and won awards in:

 

  • Portia Geach Memorial Award 2014
  • Black Swan Heritage Prize 2014
  • Arte Laguna Prize 2013
  • Black Swan Portrait Prize 2008, 2009, 2011
  • Charlatan Ink Art Prize 2011
  • The Mortimore Art Prize 2010,2011
  • Waverley Art Prize 2012
  • The Cricket Art Prize 2012
  • Corangamarah Art Prize – con.ceit  2011
  • Mariners Seafarer’s Award 2009

 

AWARDS

  • Certificate of Excellence –  American Society of Portrait Artists – 2014
  • 3rd Prize – International Artist’s Landscape Challenge 2014
  • People’s Choice  – Black Swan Heritage Prize  2014
  • Winner –  Surrealism section Mortimore Art Prize 2013
  • People’s Choice – Black Swan Portrait Prize  2013

 

RADIO REVIEWS AND WEBCASTS

Jacqueline Grantford has been a regular Broadcaster for the Classical music station 3MBS in Melbourne for the past 3 years. You can stream 3MBS if you’re not from Melbourne on 3MBS.org.au

Jacqui currently gives  regular gallery reviews and art interviews on the program Arts Beat which airs every Saturday between 10 and 11 am.

‘Simply Drawing’, a book and DVD, was recently released, and she also on a website ‘Break A Lead’ that offers monthly vodcasts on How to Draw, in which she demonstrates a variety of drawing techniques. This can be viewed at www.breakalead.net

Jacqueline Grantford has been a regular Broadcaster for the Classical music station 3MBS in Melbourne for the past 3 years. You can stream 3MBS if you’re not from Melbourne on 3MBS.org.au

 

WEBSITE

http://www.jacquigrantford.com/