by Michael L. Jacques
"Michael L. Jacques
is one of those singular people whose very persona packs immense delight into the most common of experiences.
art delivers the same experience along with a helping of vibrant color that in itself makes one smile…In The Blue Rabbit, this seems to be one of the many lessons that Michael
is teaching us through the agency of his
gifted brush: brilliant color orchestration, dramatic perspective, and a light-saturated palette.
goes much further.
has taken the time to include small gems for those studying art with revealing thoughts on philosophy and aesthetics, illustrations of how he
constructed a painting from concept to completion, and examples of initial studies alongside completed works.
Michael L. Jacques & "Rascal"
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Michael L. Jacques, BFA, MFA, is an established artist, teacher, and Admissions Advisor at the Laguna College of Art & Design (LCAD) in Laguna Beach, California.
As a painter, Michael combines oils and acrylics on panels and canvas.
master printmaking skills (intaglio), as a result of his
excellent free-form drawing skills, have won many prizes, as have his
works are in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian National Collection of Fine Art
, the U.S. House of Representatives
, and the Museum of American Art
, Washington, D.C.
For 20 years, Michael
has exhibited his
paintings in the celebrated Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach, an annually held summer show in conjunction with the historical Pageant of the Masters.
In 2012, Mr. Jacques
will be on hiatus from the FOA to pursue his
latest creative venture - sculpture!
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The Blue Rabbit by Michael L. Jacques