Jacqueline Stewart has been a painter for the past 15 years, but has been involved in the arts since childhood.
Jacqueline Stewart attended School of Visual Arts in NYC, where she studied fine arts with a concentration in art therapy. It was there that her style began the progression from loose realism to abstract expressionism.
Her current focus is with the mandala, an interest she has studied for the past 3 years. It was while studying different avenues of art therapy that she found potential in the mandala a great medium of communication. The mandala is a geometric design usually contained in a circle, sometimes representing the entire universe. It is used in meditation and ritual in Buddhism and Hinduism. In Jungian psychology, it is a symbol representing the self and harmony within the individual. Her work with mandalas reflects her fascination with religion, faith, and spirituality, and her continuous quest for energy, life, and self.