Jackie Bailey Labovitz paints with light. Flora and fauna are photographed en plein air without flash with a lens that only opens to f/6.3 at 300 mm. The images are then printed on canvas and stretched in the tradition of fine paintings.
Her photographic safari began just beyond her back porch in the Shenandoah Valley. In 2010, the Smithsonian, National Museum of Natural History, Naturalist Center, premiered her exquisite portfolio of photographs on canvas of native plants: UNDERSTORY.
In 2013, her photographs on canvas can be seen at the U.S. Botanic Garden on the grounds of the United States Capitol and the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC, and Lewis Ginter Botanic Gardens in Richmond, Virginia.
Her work has been published in Virginia Living, The Piedmont Virginian, Virginia Wildlife, and The Washington Post. Works by Jackie reside in collections at the Thomas Jefferson Foundation and the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.
Jackie earned a BFA with highest honors from Virginia Commonwealth University. After receiving a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in Visual Arts, she became a professional art curator.