- Artist Portfolio Magazine – 5 Year Anniversary Art Exhibition
- Jacqueline Fitzgerald Ruiz – Bossier City, LA
My name is Jacqueline Fitzgerald Ruiz, I was born in 1954 in Niagara Falls, New York. I am the middle child of three children. My father was a career army sergeant and my mother a dedicated housewife.
Because of fathers career I was fortunate to have been exposed to diverse cultures, people and beliefs.
I am convinced this assisted in nurturing this need to express myself from a young age. I first discovered poetry which has produced over 60 poems in two languages, Spanish and English.
Later, as an adult, I was introduced to painting which I dabbled in for a few years with no sense of commitment or passion. After I married and moved to Europe, my love for art took flight, traveling to Paris, visiting the Louvre museum, standing in front of the Mona Lisa and other grand works of art. It was an insatiable need to submerge myself in the arts, realizing I was in a place where the arts have thrived for centuries and originated the most famous pieces in the history of man.
The camera was the logical tool to turn to , to record all the rich history, culture and art in Europe. This led to my love affair with photography, which many will say to this day is a passion bordering on an obsession. Shortly, after discovering fine art photography, I returned to painting, reigniting and recognizing it was imperative that I express and reveal the intimate thoughts and feelings of my inner self.
My identity is indelibly tied to every poem, photograph and painting I have ever created. They are part of who I am, and carry my emotional and spiritual DNA. Yes, they are children of art, conceived from love and thought. Having been blessed with two beautiful children, I can’t help but to come to the realization that each piece of art I have created is a quasi-birth. I have deep emotions, love and a sense of joy and pride for each of them, respecting and admiring their differences, with a prideful smile, I send them out into the world, to provoke thought and insight to all those who know them.
It is an honor and with humility that I say, meet my children of art.
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