Unleash Your Inner Artist with Jacqui Hawk and Kathy Dunn

Please join me and my very talented artist friend Kathy Dunn, on Tuesday 4 November at Shanghai Osaka in Nashua NH for a night of art, socializing, networking, and most of all FUN !
I will be teaching “Fall’s Bounty” at beginner level with step by step instruction. You will go home with a masterpiece you love !
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Fall’s Bounty
For more information and to register please visit :
Shanghai Osaka – 295 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua NH
Time : 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Cost : $35.00 (includes, canvas, art supplies, brushes and instruction)
Hope to see you there !  Jacqui xo
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ART WALK 2014 – Nashua NH !!

First Date

First Date – Jacqui Hawk

I will be participating in ART WALK 2014 this coming weekend on Sunday 19 October (only) with the Nashua Area Artist Association located at 30 Temple Street, Nashua NH (1st Floor).   Doors open 11am – 5pm.

Please stop by to say hello !! :) Jacqui xo

For a complete list of venues and artists participating in this year’s ART WALK, please click the City Arts Nashua link below :-

http://www.cityartsnashua.org/artwalk-2014-artists

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30 Day Challenge – Entire Collection and Lessons Learned

Here are the completed 30 paintings !

 PicMonkey Collage

This challenge ran from 1-30 September 2014.  It’s the first paint challenge I have ever participated in and I loved it… for many different reasons.

1.  I learned that I love DEADLINES… i found I was so much more productive with my entire day… knowing that I had to reserve precious paint time each evening after I returned from a full day in the office (I manage corporate and academic partnerships at UMass Lowell).. I would prep each painting the night before, add some detail the next morning before work, and then spend 1.5 hours each night completing the piece…

2.  I didn’t THINK about it… I used a lot of intuition, spontaneity, and gained more confidence in being able to call a painting finished in a small amount of time.

3.  I was able to pay tribute to some very special people in my life… normally very focused on my large abstract pieces… i gave myself artist license to paint landscapes and figurative pieces… new experiences for me ! I painted the resting place of my dear mum who died in 1996… a special tribute to my granddaughter Apria, and another tribute to a beautiful black lab in my neighborhood “Little Bit” who served with our marines in Afghanistan, saving them from dangerous mines…     I found I really like trying new subjects, people, places and in the future I’m going to follow my heart more and not stick to what I am most comfortable with :)

4.  From a marketing point of view, this is a great activity for all emerging artists to get involved with.  City Arts in Nashua has asked if they can sponsor an exhibit of the entire collection at the end of October…hard work and determination always pay off :)

5.  Thank you to everyone who has liked a piece, made a comment, shared – thank you for your love and support <3   Jacqui x

A few of these paintings will be available for sale in my Etsy store : http://www.etsy.com/shop/jacquihawk

check out some of the collections from other artists who participated in this Challenge !!

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Day 30 – 30 Paintings in 30 Days “Soul Sisters”

Fanfare of trumpets !!! and a special thank you to my hairdryer for helping me out with this last piece !!! My “les femmes” piece was so popular I decided to do another and put my ladies by the sea…. “SOUL SISTERS”.
THANK YOU all so much for following this great challenge and for all your likes and kind feedback ! my thanks to Leslie Byrd Saeta for this opportunity I have learned so much ! I love deadlines… i love following my heart… i love taking risks…. I love to pay tribute to and honor the sometimes invisible things in life … and make them visible… and soooo much more…

Day 30 – 30 paintings in 30 days “Name to be Announced”
8 x 10 Acrylic and Ink on Canvas

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Day 29 – 30 paintings in 30 days – “Dunstable’s Guardian”

A day behind ! Was under the weather yesterday so finished this piece tonight ! Every day I drive to work and pass by this beautiful old great white oak tree… it’s branch reaching over the entire road in such a protective manner as if it is guarding the town lovely to be able to pay tribute to this tree

Dunstable’s Guardian
8×10 Acrylic and ink on canvas

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Day 28 – 30 paintings in 30 days “Purgatory Chasm from Second Beach, Newport RI”

Day 28 – 30 paintings in 30 days ! “Purgatory Chasm from Second Beach in Newport RI” lovely to do some real time sketching on the beach today and tonight added a little moodiness to the clouds (i love artistic license)

“Purgatory Chasm from Second Beach, Newport RI”

8×10 Acrylic on Canvas

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Day 27 – 30 paintings in 30 days “Les Femmes”

Ok, so this one is a tribute to all the beautiful women in my life… you know who you are… i’ve cried with you, laughed with you, walked with you, listened to you… we support each other… through the sad times and the glad times…the daily affirmations, encouragement, giggles, and hugs….. I love you and I’m so grateful to call you my friend 


“Les Femmes”
8 x 10 Acrylic and Ink on Canvas
Inspired by Marcello Dudovich Campari ladies

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Day 26 – 30 paintints in 30 days “THANK YOU LITTLE BIT”

I have the honor of knowing and taking walks with “Bitsy” – a beautiful black lab who served overseas and courageously saved many lives :) This is a tribute to such a fine lady (“Bitsy”) with gratitude.

“Thank You Little Bit”

8 x 10 Acrylic and Ink on Canvas

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Day 25 – 30 paintings in 30 days “A Sweet Cup of Tea”

Day 25 – 30 paintings in 30 days “A Sweet Cup of Tea”

“Come sit with me
Over a sweet cup of tea.
Share your stories,
the highs and the lows.
Let’s indulge in the moment
with classic china rose.
Come with with me
over a sweet cup of tea” (jacqui hawk

8 x 10 Acrylic and Ink on Canvas
Tranquility
Envigorating
Aromatic
= TEA

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Day 24 – 30 paintings in 30 days ! “Langdale Fun with Gretel”

Had the most amazing day exploring the Langdales with my sister Jude when I was in England in May… this is a contemporary rendering of my photo I took – Gretel is my sister’s cute labradoodle.   The Langdales offer some of the most stunning hiking trails in the English Lake District.

“Langdale Fun with Gretel”
8 x 10 Acrylic and Ink on Canvas

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My inspiration from my visit to the Langdales in May this year :)

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