About My Art -

 

Nature is the inspiration for my creative endeavors in both watercolor painting and playing the flute. Both are fluid, transparent, colorful, and very expressive art forms.

The correlation between music and art is everywhere, particularly pertaining to spacial relationships. 

In my work I am intrigued by the way water, paper and color intermingle, flowing and making different kinds of edges and layers.

The way wet paint dropped into wet paper diffuses, creates soft suggestive shapes and contrasts with crisp lines is very exciting to me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass." ~Fran Lebowitz

 

 

 

 

"An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need to have but that he — for some reason — thinks it would be a good idea to give them." ~Andy Warhol

About Me -

I’m a late bloomer in my art career, yet it seems like I’ve been waiting my whole life to paint. My mother was a pianist and I grew up in a house full of music. I showed musical talent early on, one thing led to another and after my flute study I began free-lancing in San Francisco. During that time I performed with world-renowned conductors and artists while playing in the San Francisco Symphony.

The substantial physical demands of flute playing on my hands eventually meant giving it up, but now I had every reason to paint. I began in earnest in 2002 in a plein air watercolor class painting the spectacular Sonoran desert every week. We painted and painted, I was hooked and have not looked back.

After returning to California in 2004 I studied and took art courses, began entering shows and receiving awards. I am now an active member and Co-President of WASH (Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons) and the Sacramento Fine Arts Center.

Juried and Judged Exhibitions and Awards

2015

  • "Awash with Color"
    • Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons Annual Member Show
  • "55th Spring Art Show 2015"
    • Lodi Community Art Center
  • "Art Where the Wild Things Are"
    • Sacramento Fine Arts Center and Effie Yeaw Nature Center
  • "Art of Excellence"
    • Elk Grove Artists
  • "3rd Annual Open Fine Art Competition Show"
    • Elk Grove Fine Arts Center
  • "49th Annual National Mother Lode Exhibition"
    • Placerville Arts Association
  • "Inner Views"
    • Northern California Artists Member Show 2015
  • "Go With The Flow"
    • Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons Annual Open Show
  • "Magnum Opus"
    • Sacramento Fine Arts Center International Show

 

2014

  • “Inner Views”
    • Northern California Arts
  • “Art Deco 1939 To Present”
    • Northern California Arts
  • “Where the Wild Things Are”
    • Sacramento Fine Arts Center, American River Natural History Association
  • “Awash With Color”
    • Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons
  • “Bold Expressions”
    • Northern California Arts

2013

  • “Magnum Opus”
    • Sacramento Fine Arts Center
  • “Where the Wild Things Are”
    • Sacramento Fine Arts Center, American River Natural History Association
  • “Go With The Flow”
    • Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons

2012

  •  “Awash With Color”
    • Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons
  •  “Go With The Flow”
    • Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons
  •  “Where the Wild Things Are”
    • Sacramento Fine Arts Center, American River Natural History Association

2011

  • “Animal House”
    • Sacramento Audubon Society, Carmichael Recreation and Park District, and Sacramento Fine Arts Center

2007

  • “Aspiring Artists Debut”
    • Northern California Arts

Awards, Juried Shows

2016

  • First Place, "Windblown", 2016 Elk Grove Artists Art of Excellence Show
  • Peoples Choice, "...MEEP...MEEP", 2016 Elk Grove Artists Art of Excellence Show
  • Honorable Mention. "Windblown", 2016 WASH Open Show
  • Merit Award, "Dawn", 2016 WASH Members Show

 

 

2015

  • First Place, "Goodnight My Lovelies"
  • Third Place, "Root Dance"
    • "Art of Excellence", Elk Grove Artists
  • Don & Dorothy Steed Award "Dreaming Camellias"
    • "Awash With Color", WASH Member Show
  • Award of Merit, "Goodnight My Lovelies"
    • Mother Lode Exhibition, Placerville Arts Association
  • Award of Merit, "Mesa Verde" 
    • "Go With the Flow", WASH Open Show

 

2014

  •  Honorable Mention – Near June Lake
    • “Inner Views”
      • Northern California Arts
  • Special Award – Near Wright’s Lake
    • “Go With The Flow”
      • WASH Open Juried Show, Sacramento Fine Arts Center

2013

  • Special Award – Yosemite Reflections
    • “Magnum Opus”
      • Sacramento Fine Arts Center
      • Judges comment: “Excellent Watercolor. Masterful use of media.”

2012

  • Award of Merit – Channels and Islands
    • “Where The Wild Things Are” Sacramento Fine Arts Center, American River Natural History Association
  • Honorable Mention – Sierra Waterfall
    • “Awash With Color” Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons
  • Honorable Mention – Merced River, Yosemite
    • “Go With The Flow” Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons

 

Copyright 2014 by Rebecca Jaggers.