Jacque L. Keller

JACQUE LYNN KELLER is an internationally collected artist who has been drawing and painting since she was 8 years old. In the farm country of northwest Ohio, she was encouraged by teachers and family to explore her creative nature. Throughout her childhood, she was a student at the Toledo Museum of Art’s Youth Studies Program. Jacque began painting professionally in the early 1980s after attending the University of Toledo and Arizona State University’s School of Art. She began as a muralist and specializes in animal eyes, animal portraiture, trompe l’oeil, and commissioned artwork. One of Jacque’s goals is image diversity,” Each painting has its lessons for me. I am an explorer of color and form…you will see everything from portraiture to non-representational work. I need diversity in painting as in life. I want the viewer to think, to smile, to enjoy…”

Jacque was a signature member of the National Acrylic Painters Association and the International Society of Acrylic Painters. “Nature Watch” was exhibited to great reviews in England. It is now in the slide registry at the Royal Academy of Art, London. In recent years, she has been in numerous international and national exhibitions including those in England, Washington, Louisiana, Florida, Illinois and Arizona including solo and group exhibitions at the Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, Arizona. “Mama”, a realistic portrait of her deceased 100-year-old grandmother, was included in a national exhibition in Florida honoring the history of women. She was the winning artist in the national art competition for the Bashas-Chandler Ostrich Festival, Arizona, creating the colorful ostriches in “Where’s the Party?” Her work, Hope, was included in a National War Forum Exhibition in Chicago. “Red Corners” was included in an International Exhibition of ISAP in Seattle, WA. The City of Chandler (AZ) commissioned Jacque to paint three large paintings of their historic downtown; they hang in the city’s Planning & Development Office. Silent Without You and other works by Jacque were used by the Chandler Center for the Arts (AZ) as the cover artwork in their yearly event brochure and playbills. At the request of the Glendale, AZ, Arts Commission, Jacque produced the program cover and invitation art for Glendale (Arizona) Celebrates the Artists; the original is now part of Glendale’s permanent collection. She was part of several shows at Casa Bella Design Center in Park City, Utah. Jacque’s piece Raining Tomatoes was included in the Expressions West Exhibition at the Coos Bay Museum of Art in Oregon.  Survivor–a collaboration with John Gleason and now at home in Oklahoma–won the 1st place award for the NEA’s Call of the Wild show. She also has won Best of Show and First Place Awards for her work with John Gleason, The Guardian. The Guardian is also featured in Northlight Publications coffee table book AcrylicWorks2. In 2020 the late fashion executive David Hills purchased a large work of Jacque’s which started a conversation about streetwear. At David’s urging and for some painting pleasure, some of her works during the pandemic were created on new and vintage denim and in a tee-shirt collection that were sold at Quan’tum Art, Inc. She does accept commissions.

Jacque’s works on wood, canvas, and metal are included in prestigious private, corporate, and public collections, and are collected and commissioned worldwide. She is co-owner of the fine art company Quan’tum Art, Inc. with her artist partners John Gleason and Suzanne Larson. Her work is also represented by art wholesaler, Viapagi. Quan’tum Art, Inc. is in the heart of the renowned Scottsdale Old Town Art District at 7077 E. Main Street, Suite 16 (SW corner of Main and Marshall). You are going to love this!

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