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The eyes of an artist


Last updated 2/21/2008 at Noon

Artist Fredonia Jacques says this watercolor scene painted in Oregon, where she has another home, is her favorite painting of all the ones she currently has on display at the French Gallery.

Artist Fredonia Jacques considers herself quite fortunate that the world of art revealed itself in her life. “Art has brought me joy, escape, enrichment and perspective,” said Jacques.

Interestingly, Jacques’ artistic talent flourished in her mid-20s. “I was not one of those children who was always drawing, but I was fascinated with color and that is what led me to art,” she explained.

The interesting roads that life has taken Jacques on gave her incredible insight into her artistic world.

As a child, Jacques spent her youth in Cape Town, South Africa. “When I was 7 years old...

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