Jacqui Higgs is an Edinburgh-based, Dublin born artist with a background in fine art and painting.
Having graduated from Edinburgh Art College in 1994, she then moved on to study Art Therapy, gaining her Postgraduate Degree in 1996.
She became a professional member of the Scottish Society of Artists in the same year. Since then, she has exhibited frequently throughout the UK, in group and solo shows, as well as London Art fairs.
Many of the drawings and paintings currently exhibited have been developed from recent visits to Kirkudbright and the nearby location of the remote Sandgreen. Done in-situ, salvaged materials, structured surfaces and storm damage debris enter into the pieces.
Jacqui is currently working with applied silkscreen under-layered into the images, and she develops this with wood block printing and watercolour figuration. The process of excavating, exploring surfaces derived from sea, shorelines and places on the edge is at the forefront of her practice and is reflected in the title of the recently finished 2019 show in Edinburgh: 'Traces'.
For her forthcoming exhibitions, Jacqui has created pieces from the locations of Portugal, following her residency there; Iceland, the Faroe Isles, Caithness, and Kirkcudbright. Closer to home, the industrial graffitied east side of Portobello (Seafield), provide a wealth of salvaged debris which she incorporates into her drawings and final works.
The materials of perspex, collage, silkscreen, watercolour, oils, woodblock, seasalt, and wax are forged and excavated into the surfaces to achieve maximum effect. Jacqui assimilates these processes into her upcoming shows; featuring oil rigs, platforms and harbour activity from her recent trips to Iceland, the Faroe Isles and The Shetland Isles. Details of these upcoming Landmark Events are below.