Jackie Griswold 2-D Mixed Media




Jackie Griswold

Contemporary Mixed Media Collage

79 High Street
Troy, NH 03465

413 250?1083
email: jackie_griswold@yahoo.com

Jackie Griswold is a mixed media collage artist who uses up-cycled and recycled materials including paint, paper that she has hand decorated, found objects, ribbon and lace, alcohol inks, stencils and stamps, glitter glue, vintage books and music sheets, and bits and bobs of ephemera that most people might not consider as art materials.

At the Keene Art Walk last year, as she was sitting beside the sidewalk, a little girl came up to her and asked what she was doing. Jackie responded that she tears up paper and glues it on canvas. She was happy with that simple answer.

To elaborate, she starts by hand decorating paper with stencils, stamps, crayons and paint because she likes to bring in original papers to her work. She might then paint the substrate, which is usually wood (often recycled). She adds layers of paper using a gel medium to adhere the paper and keeps adding layers, sometimes covering up previous layers to create texture. She then adds in bits and bobs of ephemera (old postage stamps, sheet rock tape, the bumpy side of cardboard, acrylic skins) and continues layering, using different types of medium (pumice, paper, bead) to develop additional texture and depth. She might stencil or stamp on the layers. Most layers use extra heavy gel medium to create a “faux” encaustic look. Typically, she works in series, creating works that “fit” together.

Because her work is abstract, the designs evolve as part of the process of gluing paper to canvas.’ She likes to combine colors that might not seem to go together and add a variety of elements to create interest.

Primarily self-taught, she has taken a few formal art classes at Holyoke Community College in Massachusetts and has taken several different workshops and online classes. She meets monthly with an artist collective where they share techniques and ideas and critique each others work.

Before moving to NH in 2020, she was a member of the Quabbin Area Arts Association, Tobacco Valley Artists Association, and the Agawam Artists Association. All those groups provided opportunities for learning from other artists.

Currently she is a member of the Monadnock Area Artists Association and is a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen.

Paradise City Marlborough, March, 2024 Booth: 407
Paradise City Northampton, May, 2024 Booth: 906
Paradise City Northampton, October, 2024

See the work in these galleries:
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen: Meredith, Center Harbor, Littleton, Hooksett

• Studio open to the public by appointment only
• Credit cards accepted