Jackie began her career doing research for the historic restoration of her 1740 farmstead, Colonial Yard, near
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania in 1968.
The estate had been part of the countryside used by
George Washington's Army to evade the British in the
Winter of 1776. Jackie made a committment to use
authentic tools, materials and methods, and to
preserve the historic heritage of the Colonial Estate.
Since neither 18th Century artwork, nor skilled craftsman
were readily available or affordable, she completed
the restoration herself.
This quickly led to her next career project, the original
production of Traditional American Art forms: Original
Oil Paintings of Colonial Themes, Authentic Aged Fraktur, Scherenschnitte, Bride's Boxes and Hand-Made Dolls to
furnish the estate.
It was not long before requests were made to purchase
her works and soon after the restoration was complete,
Jackie's career as an American artist began.
Jackie currently tours throughout the Eastern United
States, though the best way to experience her creations
is to call and schedule a visit to her private Studio and
Gallery located just 3 miles North of the Revolutionary War Headquarters of Washington's Army at Valley Forge.