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Jackie Besteman

Jackie Besteman

Studio
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

About

I was born in Canada but lived in Holland and South Africa until my family moved back to Canada when I was 18. Drawing, colouring and art were part of my life from a young age, thanks to my grandmothers constant supply of coloured pencils and markers. In Toronto I went to the Ontario College of Art where I specialized in Communication Arts and decided to become an illustrator and I have had a long career working in editorial. Having always painted for pleasure I decided a few years ago to make it more of a focus and birds became my theme of choice. Colour has always been a focal point in my work and I also love decorative work (as well as fun kitsch) so birds are a great fit. As a city person I appreciate birds immensely and I hope to draw more attention to their value and beauty. They have much to teach us and I am enjoying learning more about them all the time.

Why We’re One of a Kind

My paintings are original and unique. They are never reproduced as prints and never repeated.

Primary Materials

Wood, Acrylic, Resin. Illustrations are made in Photoshop.

Shipping Policy

Shipping is included in the price.