Jacki has been a full-time artist since 2009. Prior to this, she worked as an art teacher for almost 30 years. She has held solo exhibitions since 1982 and has been a finalist in numerous art prizes such as the Mosman Art Prize, Hornsby Art Prize, Northern Beaches Art Prize (formerly Warringah Art Prize), Outback Art Prize, Tumut Art Prize, Sydney Morning Herald Art Prize, Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, North Sydney Art Prize, Kirribilli Art Prize and the Hunters Hill Art Prize.
Jacki’s work is literal but she loves to exaggerate line and use of colour. She often depicts the ‘mundane’ and tries to make the viewer see what is often taken for granted.