As an international and national award-winning sculptor, portrait painter and multimedia artist, Jacki Hunlow has been and continues to work by way of her artwork to honor and illustrate the dignity of womanhood as she portrays women’s contributions to their cultures and societies. She also enjoys capturing the essence of someone through her oil portrait painting.
As a result of donations of Jacki’s paintings and sculptures, several hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised to help women throughout the world with micro-credit loans and access to health care. In 2011 as Oregon Mother of the Year, she was able to call attention to the important role of mothers in the home and society.
She is the founder of the Mother’s Legacy Project (www.motherslegacy.org) a nonprofit organization that presents panels at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women each year in effort to bring awareness of issues and needs for mothers everywhere. Jacki is also the Art Director for the Mother's Monument Project (www.mothersmonument.org), working to end maternal mortality.
Jacki and her husband, Steven Hunlow live in Portland, Oregon. Together they have nine children, seventeen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Jacki enjoys gardening, hiking in the tall dense forests of Oregon, gardening, traveling, learning, studying, learning to play the Ukelele and being with her family and friends.
I use different mediums, clay, oils, and have my sculpture work cast in bronze and resins. . Each idea manifests in its own individual style.
In her early teens, she began taking private painting classes from successful artists in New Mexico. Jacki continued throughout her life to take classes from world leading portrait painters such as; Loenid Gervitz- Russia, Walter Whittaker – Utah. Formal training from colleges and universities: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N. Mex., Ricks College, Rexburg, Id. and Utah State University, Logan, Utah. She is a member of the National Portrait Society.
My new sculpture "Motherhood ~ through the valley of the shadow of death" Is now in production at Parks Bronze in Joseph, Oregon. This sculpture will be presented as awards to organizations, hospitals, public officials or publications that have made significant progress to save the lives of pregnant women.
I am so grateful to work with brillant artists who make my creations better with your amazing skills. Art is not created alone. Thank you: Steve Christensen (Flet Chet), Rob Arps, Corbin Cornelison, Steve Christman, Libby Caruth (Form 3D Foundry), Chad Scott, Steve Parks team at Parks Bronze, Dan Kvitka photography