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A Celebration of Range, Community, and Nature
Owl Pair, 8×10.

Jacqueline Blurton is a force to be reckoned with in the world of painting. Her art is not merely a hobby but a passion that burns within her with a fierce intensity. Her range is both impressive and varied, ranging from surreal to representational landscapes with a special love for birds, especially owls, being one of her favorite subjects. She wields her mediums of choice, oils, acrylics, graphite, and pen and ink, with skill and precision, creating works that are imbued with life and emotion.

As an active member of the Grant County Art Guild, Jacqueline has made her mark on the local arts community. Her works are showcased at the Guild Gallery, and her dedication to the Guild is inspiring, having served as both secretary and president. Her involvement speaks volumes about her love for the arts and her desire to give back to the community.

Barn-Owl,-11×14, Oil.

Jacqueline’s artistic talents extend beyond painting to include illustration. Her illustrations can
be seen in several publications, including “From Our Place to Yours” a weekly nature column that ran from 1999 to 2006 in the Silver City Daily Press and the “Beginner”s Guide to Planting Native Perennials of the Gila Region” for the Gila Native Plant Society.

Two books of reprinted articles from the popular “From Our Place to Yours” column and the “Beginner’s Guide” are available at the Grant County Art Guild in Silver City.

Her artwork beautifully complements the informative content of these publications,
providing a visually stunning and intellectually stimulating experience for readers.”

Burrowing Owl Siblings, 8×10, Graphite.

Her background in commercial art and graphic design has provided her with a unique perspective that she brings to her paintings and illustrations. Her love for nature has been a driving force in her work, inspiring her to create art that captures the beauty and majesty of the natural world. It’s clear that her passion for art and nature has led her to a fulfilling retirement pursuit, which has brought her and her husband closer to the community and the natural beauty of Silver City and the Gila National Forest.
With her talent and enthusiasm, there is no doubt that Jacqueline Blurton will continue to create beautiful works of art for many years to come. Her dedication to the arts community and her love for nature are a testament to her spirit and her unbridled creativity. It is no wonder that she is an inspiration to artists everywhere, and her works will continue to be admired for generations to come.

The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Southwest Word Fiesta™ or its steering committee.

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