Jacqui Chaplin & Amoebic Frog Designs

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An Artist from Birth

Jacqui feels like she has been an artist from birth. And on reflection she suspects, in some way, shape or form, we are all either artists, comics, actors, musicians, singers, sculptors or dancers (or maybe more than one of these) until it was shamed out of us or discouraged as idle and "not a secure nor respectable way to make an income".

Amoebic Frog Designs is the banner under which Jacqui produces her art work.

Previous Exhibitions

"A Statement of Mind Too"

The Convent Gallery, 7 Daly Street, Daylesford. Exhibition 13 July - 15 September 2013

"A Statement of Mind"

Mr Percival Cafe, 272 Waverley Road, East Malvern. July 5 to September 4, 2013

Jacqui - just saw the exhibit. OMG AWESOME!! I want to buy your piece called "Squares". What do I do??? Thanks Berni

WONDERFUL NIGHT! Thanks, it really was great. I've transferred the money and can't wait to receive my artwork! Cheers, Nicole"

Thanks for inviting Steve and myself last night to your very special event. Was really great to catch up, I am sure your exhibition will be a great success, in fact it already is. Money is in the ether, heading your way. Take care, see you soon. Regards, Ron

You can view Jacqui's "Intentionally International" collage work by following the links below
Series One | 18x24cm sizes here
Series Two | 29.5x42cm sizes here

You can view Jacqui's "A Statement of Mind" Series by following the links below
Series One | 7.5x10cm ink on indian rag paper work here
Series Two | 15x21cm ink on paper work here
Series Three | 29x42cm ink on paper work here
Series Four | 51x72cm ink on paper work here
Series Five | various-sized ink on paper work here
Series Six | ink and tombow (colour) on paper work in various sizes here

Jacqui started drawing quite young and loved art at school even though it was highly structured and too infrequent and rarely in her preferred medium. She chose Art as a Year 12 subject and went on to major in ceramic arts at college. And on and off over the following 25 odd years she has come back to art, drawing, doodling, water colours, life drawing classes and CAE (Adult Education) Art Classes in various painting techniques. She has even done a practical, hands-on workshop on Art in Churches... go figure!

What she knows today is when she puts her art (or craft) endeavours aside a little of her dies (metaphorically speaking! Yes, she has a flare for the melodramatic).
And the research backs it up. Dr Brene Brown has studied shame and vulnerability and in a recent interview she said:

The absence of creativity is not benign...

And in agreeing with Brene, Jacqui takes that a step further...

The absence of creativity and child-like play in the lives of adults is malignant.

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