Jacqueline Speck

Jacqueline was drawing and painting from an early age gaining 'O' and 'A' Level Art, then a Foundation Course at Shelley Park, Boscombe.

After a long break with work and family commitments, her husband encouraged her to pick up her paintbrush again and new she enjoys a variety of mediums, including watercolour, acrylics, charcoal, pen and mixed media.

She has been exhibiting in Dorset since 2003 with great success and is a member of Marwell International Wildlife Art Society (MIWAS), Ringwood and Broadstone Art Societies.

Her Elephant painting 'A Chance Encounter' was 'Highly Commended' in the Amateur 'Wildlife Artist of the Year 2009' run by Wildscape Magazine.

Through her wildlife paintings she hopes to raise awareness of wildlife conservation by trying to capture each animal's vulnerability as it has never been so important as it is today to try and 'save our wildlife'.

She reproduces her work in prints and greetings cards and will donate a percentage to wildlife charities.