Hello, my name is Jacqueline Ford and I am the owner of Jacqueline’s Pet Portraits.
I have always enjoyed drawing from a young age and was very much influenced by my late grandfather who was an amateur artist mainly using paint and pastels. In fact I still have the very first painting that he did for me (a field full of horses) hanging on the wall in the study at home.
I left school when I was 16 and starting working in Estate Agency until I was 19. I then spent 14 years working as a transport administrator for a medical company, followed by working in customer service for 10 years for a manufacturing firm.
I worked from home for 2 years as a travel agent and then worked as a part time office assistant for a local family run recycling company.
I am based in Northampton, England and live with my partner Bill and our two much loved dogs Benson and Emily, both of whom have been adopted from the world famous Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in London.
I have recently completed a coloured pencil course via the London Art College (LAC) and I have now embarked on a London Art College (LAC) Pet Portrait diploma course.
I use high quality graphite and colour pencils for my work.
I have also, recently become a member of UKCPS (United Kingdom Colour Pencil Society).
When I am not drawing, I enjoy travelling, reading, photography, gardening, singing in a local community choir, formula 1 and support our local rugby team – Northampton Saints.