"I inherited my talent for art from my grandparents, both of whom were freelance illustrators, so I was always drawing from a young age. When I left school to become an animal nurse at a veterinary practice in Margate, I found that the overnight patients made marvellous subjects and I started doing animal portraits".

In 1981 Jackie had her first exhibition in Tewkesbury and since then has exhibited her work around the UK and abroad.

She moved to the Forest of Dean in 2001 where she had the opportunity to take over a local art class.

"I have always been interested in trying out different mediums and surfaces and this has stood me in good stead now that I am an art teacher".

Jackie was lucky enough to be invited to “teach” Countryfile presenter Ellie Harrison when the BBC filmed at Nature in Art for their “Art in the Countryside” episode. The programme was first aired on June 20th 2021.

Jackie regularly exhibits with the Society of Feline Artists, the UK Coloured Pencil Society (of which she is a member and has won several awards) the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art (another award!) and has exhibited with the Society of Equine Artists and the Society of Wildlife Artists.

"These successes have spurred me on to further experiment in new mediums, concentrating even more on light, shadows and nuances of colour".

Jackie lives and works in the Forest of Dean where her art classes continue to go from strength to strength.

News & Events

Artist in Residence

Tuesday 26th - Sunday 31st March 2024

Nature in Art, Gloucester, GL2 9PA (Find »)

Joint Exhibition

Monday 17th - Sunday 23rd June 2024

Weavers Gallery, Church Lane, Ledbury HR8 1DW (Find »)

Joint Exhibition

Monday 8th - Sunday 15th July 2024

Weavers Gallery, Church Lane, Ledbury HR8 1DW (Find »)


The "David Cook Drawing Award"
(NEWA) 2011

Jackson's "Best Use of Colour"
(UKCPS) 2012

The "President's Award"
(UKCPS) 2015

"Best Landscape"
(UKCPS) 2016

The "Christopher Parsons' Award"
(TWASI) 2016

Art Classes

Longhope Art Group
Tuesday mornings 10am - 1pm
Latchen Room, Longhope, GL17 OQE

Art for Wellbeing
Friday mornings 10am - 12.30pm
The Harvey Centre, School Lane, Minsterworth, GL2 8JH

Huntley Art Group
Friday afternoons 2.30pm - 5pm
Huntley Village Hall, North Road, Huntley GL19 3DU


Some of my images appear in:

Kingfisher (Nature Icon series)

Beauty of the Beast

All titles published by Mascot Media.

Contact Jackie Cox

If you have seen any pictures that you would like to purchase, would like to commission a picture or pet portrait, learn more about my current work or even purchase some greetings cards, then please don't hesitate to mail or call me.

If you should find yourself in the Forest of Dean and would like to see some of my work at first hand (there would be some framed pictures available to purchase too) then please telephone to arrange a visit.

07780 877300 |


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