About the 2013 IMAGES Poster Artist
Born in Los Angeles, California in 1966 to Argentinean parents and raised on Miami Beach, Florida, Jacqueline was one of the first talent magnet program graduates in the Dade County Public school system. As a child, she was formally trained in traditional oil painting by Miami Beach artist Angela Sanchez. Upon graduating from Miami Beach High, Jacqueline went on to study at Parson School of Design in New York and at the
University of Miami. She later moved to Manhattan to pursue a career in graphic design. In 1991 she came back to Miami and started her education degrees. It was during this time that she began painting with pastels under the guidance of renowned portrait artist Professor David Chang. She now holds a Masters and a Specialist degree in Education from Florida International University.
Jacqueline’s pastels are intense with color and contrast plays an integral part in her work. Her early training in traditional oil painting has directly influenced her use of pastels. As such, Jacqueline’s pastels are more painting than drawing. Her work is a direct reflection of her surroundings, her “tropical realist” paintings capture the ever changing skies, the vibrant colors of the flora and landscapes, and the unique flavor of tropical south Florida. Jacqueline works and exhibits in the historic Bakehouse Art Complex in the Wynwood Arts District of Miami.
Highlights among her myriad of awards and recognitions are poster artist for the number one ranked outdoor festival in the country, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival where the image went on to win them their first industries Pinnacle award, she has been a repeated winner of the Pastel Journal 100 and recently was commissioned by Carnival Cruise Lines to create 20 original works for the new ship Magic. Roch was also a recent recipient of an artist residency at Big Cypress National Preserve where she spent time exploring and painting the area.
Jacqueline frequently teaches workshops, participates as a visiting artist in the local school system and donates works to several philanthropic events that benefit the arts and children’s issues. She still lives in Miami with her husband and four sons.
For more information, visit www.jrochfineart.com
B.F.A. Graphic Design, University of Miami, 1988
M.S. Art Education, Florida International University, 1993
Specialist Art Education, Florida International University, 1999
Pastel Society of America, signature member
Southeastern Pastel Society
American Impressionist Society