Reared in Fall River, Massachusetts, Jacklyn William attended both BCC and UMass Dartmouth’s art programs. Concentrating in Illustration and Photography.
She was diverted from art for the next 20 yrs. in order to concentrate on raising a family. Creativity sprouted up throughout those years in the form of decorative crafts, culinary arts, and landscape design. The creative artist within fermented in the lessons learned in art school, as well as the culmination of years of looking at life through an artist’s eye. She is a self- taught painter.
Jacklyn is drawn to strong shadows and patterns. She likes to set the stage for the viewer to create his own narrative for a painting, thus each viewer will have his own interpretation of the work, much like a song with obscure lyrics can evoke a different meaning to each person who hears it. Her work always evokes happiness!
Her medium of choice is watercolor, and she also works in acrylic and oils. Jacklyn accepts commissions for paintings and murals.
Jacklyn’s work has won many awards over the 8 years she has been painting, and has been accepted in numerous juried shows throughout southeastern MA, and RI. Including Curated, Parson’s Gallery, Gallery 11 as co-owner, Van Vessem Gallery, Spring Bull, the Greater Fall River Art Association, Gallery X, Bierstadt Gallery, Tiverton Town Hall, Grimshaw-Gudewicz Gallery, Portsmouth Art Guild, theRhode Island Watercolor Society, Little Compton Community Center, and member of the Westport Art Group.
She teaches watercolor, acrylic painting, and adult drawing. She also owns her own Artisanal soap company. In her spare time she also makes homemade cheese.