Jacqueline Speck

Although born in Cheshire in 1964, my family moved to Dorset when I was 2. Living close to the sea & countryside, my love of the natural world & outdoor life was inevitable.  A Civil Servant for 10 years & in Leisure for 23, art was always my hobby, but in 2015 I took redundancy & started to paint professionally, the best decision ever!  My paintings are an extension of my love for nature and all things wild, especially species rapidly declining due to human impact. I exhibit, sell & donate paintings to help raise funds for global wildlife conservation charities, including; ‘Explorers Against Extinction’, David Shepherd Wildlife Fund’ ‘Wildlife ACT’, ‘Artists For Painted Dogs’, ‘The Wildlife Trusts’, ‘Art for Rhinos’, ‘Endangered Wildlife Trust’, ‘Game Rangers International’ & ‘Hamworthy Hedgehog Rescue Centre’.  I love to ‘give back to nature’. In recent years I have taken up animal & pet portrait commissions, teaching art workshops at home and demonstrating to local art groups. Having been a member of art groups and societies myself, some of my paintings have been finalists in competitions, won awards and sold internationally. If you are interested, you can find examples of my work on the social media platforms below