Her passion for painting still lifes is one she recently returned to. As Jaccarino says in an interview with Stacey Bewkes on Quintessence, “I only recently picked back up my pencils and paints after quite a long hiatus. I have always loved art, took many art classes as a child and young adult, and went off to college desiring to be an artist. When it was time to choose a major, however, my practical side took hold. I gave up my artistic ambitions and got my degree in journalism.
Fast-forward 20-odd years to January 2015, when I was in the Frick staring at John Singer Sargent’s “Lady Agnew of Lochnaw,” an incredibly powerful and enchanting painting. Coincidentally, it just so happened to be open drawing day at the museum and I spent the rest of the afternoon in the Garden Court sketching. I caught the bug again, signed up for art classes straight away, and converted a large room in my home into an art studio. I owe a lot to the Frick and Sargent!”
Read the full story over at Quintessence and view more of Jaccarino’s work on her Instagram page.