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Jacqueline Alkema
Jacqueline Alkema
Geographic location Professional painter, Cardiff, United-Kingdom
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When and how do you start to create?

I have always drawn and painted from a young age but only had the chance to go to Art College in the 1980's

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Do you went to an art school or self-taught?

I studied B.A Fine Art in Cardiff

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Do you create as a professional or for your own?

As a professional artist

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How do you learn and work your skill?

By going to my studio every day

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What do you like in this art, your motivation?

I have something to say about myself as a women and my experiences and women's issues in general

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What do you want to express or arouse in those who watch your work?

An interest in what I am trying g to convey in my work

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What are your favourite subject(s)?

Women, portraits

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How do you prepare a creation or project work?

I make my own supports and read and research once I am interested in a subject

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What are your most representative creations, and why? (links)

I evolve as a painter all the time so my last work

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Who are artists that fascinate or give you inspiration? (links)

Marlene Dumas, Dutch and Flemish portraiture, French artists like Soutine

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What equipment and/or technic do you use?

Mixed media but mostly oils

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How and why your work as changed since you started?

As a painter you always move forward through experimentation and honing your skills through hard work

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What are you expecting from Art Limited and/or other members?

The chance to show my work to other artist who might appreciate it

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What was the best advice given to you as an artist?

Carry on doing what you doing and don't get swayed by fashions and what sells

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If you couldn’t be an artist, what would you do?

Die

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What are your plans in the future?

Carry on painting

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Do you have anything else to say?

I love painting and will carry on as long as I physically can

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