Texas artist, JacquieMcMullen, is an award winning pastel artist who has been painting and drawing for as long as she can remember. While she had painted in oils for years, an artist friend introduced her to pastels about 20 years ago and she fell in love with the medium.
She lives in Dublin,Texas with her husband of 44 years; Mac is a real estate agent with Brooks Real Estate in Stephenville, Tx. They raise quarter horses on their "Para-Dice Ranch" in Dublin. She paints every Monday with a group of artists in Dublin, is a member of the Artists of Texas, a past president of the Seguin Art League, and has been involved in the Austin Pastel Association, as well as the New Braunfels Art League.
Always trying to improve her work. Jacquie has attended workshops with Bill Hosner, Doug Dawson , Kraig Kiedrowski , Bob Rohm, Steve Napper, E. Gordon West, and Kaye Franklin.
Jacquie won “Best of Show” at the “2013 Art & Conservation Show & Sale”, sponsored by the Cibolo Nature Center and the Hill Country Council for the Arts, with the painting "The Ranch Road"; and an Award of Excellence in the 2013 LGAA Fall Festival of Art in Granbury, Texas ; with the painting "Hill Country Cactus"; and a Third place in the pastel division of the "2014 Art in the Garden Show and Sale" at the Ft. Worth Botanical Gardens. She has also won awards in the Austin Pastel Society Juried Show, andThe Huntsville Cooperative of Working Artist Show.
Other recent exhibits have included the 2012 “ Spirit of Texas Art Show and Sale” in Graham Texas, the2012 & 2013 “ Annual Art Show and Sale” in Breckenridge Texas, The 2013 Lake Granbury Art Association "Fall Festival of Art", and the Fifth Annual Artist of Texas Show "Nowhere But Texas" at the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas. In 2014, Jacquie has shown in the Brownwood, Texas "Stars of Texas Show and Sale" ; the Artists of Texas "Spring Fling" online show; the "7th Annual Art in the Garden Show and Sale" at the Ft. Worth Botanical Gardens; the Artists of Texas " Somewhere in Texas" Fall online show and the 2014 LGAA "Fall Festival of Art".
In 2015 , Jacquie has been juried in to the "Stars of Texas Art Show "in Brownwood, Texas and the Art & Conservation Show and Sale in Boerne, Tx.
Jacquie also writes a blog, "The Dublin Painter", where she writes about her daily struggle in living with Chronic Pain and still continuing to do her art. Please follow her blog which can be found on her website.
Jacquie's work may now be seen at:
The Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, TX