Jacqueline Wilson

wilson-j-7-copy.jpgAfter graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design with a Masters Degree in Art Therapy, Jacqueline Wilson taughtK-12 art classes in the Deer Isle area for thirty years. 

Having previously worked with watercolor, pen and ink and drypoint, Wilson now focuses on woodcut printmaking. She works from subjects that are close to her in her everyday world: plants, dogs and cats and occasionally people. While the subjects in her prints often have a delicate, eloquent feel, her backgrounds may have a deliberately rough-hewn appearance, reminding us that the image has indeed been carved out of wood.

Wilson uses slabs of balsa, poplar, or often rough pine culled from the local lumberyard. She prints the images by hand, on rice paper, usually in small editions.