Jakki Annerino

Artist’s Statement

With my encaustic mixed media, I am attempting to explore mystery, memories and whimsy.  I like to use vintage image transfers, ephemera, artifacts and organic matter in my work.  These vintage objects carry with them the forgotten stories of other people’s lives that help inspire my creative exploration.

With encaustic I can utilize layering, texture and translucent colours.

The encaustic medium consists of beeswax and damar resin which is sap  from an Asian pine tree.  Oil paint is added for colour.

I hope my art brings a little joy and beauty to those who view it.


Jakki lives in Kitchener, Ontario but grew up in Chicago, Illinois and Phoenix, Arizona.  She has had a lifelong interest in art and has taken many community art courses over the years in watercolour painting, calligraphy, etc.  But when she took an intensive encaustic course with Fergus artist Supria Karmakar a few years ago, she fell in love with the medium.

The artist is a founding member and organizer for the KW Central Art Walk. This annual neighborhood studio tour has taken place each October since 2008.  Jakki was in the Waterloo Community Arts Centre “Colours of Art” show in April, 2011 and was a featured artist on Kitchener City Hall’s digital “Cube Gallery” in August, 2011.  She has also participated in many local art fairs over the years.

Jakki also creates altered art jewelry, altered books and greeting cards.  She has been a singer/songwriter for many years and plays guitar and appalachian mountain dulcimer.  She is currently learning to play the banjo.

Jakki is excited about exploring creative possibilities!

To contact Jakki:
email: annerino_jakki@rogers.com
flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/jakkila
phone: 519.742.2584

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