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©2019 by Jacqueline DeAndrade

 
 
 

BIO

     Born in Ribeirão Preto (São Paulo countryside), Jacqueline DeAndrade began her passion for art as a child, when at the age of 12 she started her first drawings and studies. At the age of 14, when she went to visit her godmother in Uberaba, she had her first meeting with an oil painting portrait on the wall of the house. Seeing the painting, Jacqueline decided that her big dream was to go to art school and perfect herself to one day paint the portrait of her entire family.

     In the coming years, she began an intense search for courses to improve her artistic talent and had the experience of participating and completing several courses in categories such as: metal engraving, drawing, painting, portrait, glass arts, crafts, among others.

During the course experience, she studied with a portrait teacher who awakened and discovered the real passion that would accompany Jacqueline throughout her career; the academic painting of portraits.

     At the age of 19, she joined the University of Ribeirão Preto (UNAERP) to become a professional in Art Education and maintained her participation in extra courses beyond the entire period of study at the college where she graduated.

In 1990, she was invited to join the “Plastic Artists Association of Ribeirão Preto” and her paintings participated in more than 20 of the most important exhibitions in the state of São Paulo.

     Jacqueline also participated in the project “Céu Aberto” (Open Sky) from 1996 to 1998 where she exhibited her paintings weekly at 7 de Setembro Square which is one of the main tourist attractions of Ribeirão Preto. During the exhibitions, she surprised the association's members and the public by presenting, besides portrait paintings, modern contemporary paintings. Given the new works, Jacqueline was cataloged as a contemporary artist in 1997 in Ivanir Pineda Sanchez's “Brazilian Catalog of Plastic Arts”.

     In 2005, she moved to the United States with her husband, daughter and son to study English and broaden their horizons and inspirations. She increased her work by painting new canvases that were exhibited in 2009 at “LATINARTEXPO” in West Palm Beach, Florida; It was attended by 27 major Latin plastic artists and Jacqueline was the only Brazilian to participate in the exhibition. The success of her paintings at the event brought a special invitation for her works to be exhibited at the "Jan and Gary Dario Gallery" also in the United States.

     Admired for her professionalism, talent and history as an artist; She was invited in 2010 to exhibit her paintings at the Brazilian Day - Orlando, which is the most important international event of the Brazilian community. In 2013, her art was exhibited at the “New Hope Assistance Center” birthday dinner in Florida. Again, at the invitation of the Brazilian Day team, Jacqueline exhibited her paintings at the event for two consecutive years (2017 and 2018).

     In 2017, she received a tribute at the “BrasilUSA Orlando Women’s Award” from one of Florida's most important Brazilian magazines.

In 2018, she held an important exhibition on “International Women's Day” with an unprecedented collection of paintings and was nominated and won the “FOCUS Brasil Award Orlando” prize in the “Visual Arts” category. 

   In 2019 Jacqueline DeAndrade launched her new collection titled “The Selection” at an exhibition at the “Ney Franco Soccer Academy” where she honors in her paintings the great icons of Brazilian soccer that had their names forever written in the history of world soccer. Being nominated once again for the second consecutive year Jacqueline won the “FOCUS Brasil Award Orlando”, in the Visual Arts category with her new collection. Currently, Jacqueline is studying Business Administration at Ana G. Méndez University in Orlando Florida.

 

"A verdadeira obra de arte é apenas uma sombra da perfeição divina."

Michelangelo

 

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