Jaquita Ball - Art Instructor
Jaquita likes to say her best artist statement about herself is “Paint in my hair, paint on my feet!” She initially studied art at the University of Arkansas, earning a BA in Studio Art and Journalism. She has spent a large portion of her life as a senior executive in graphic arts, advertising, marketing and public relations, and non-profit foundation management, while still maintaining a career as a fine artist. Later, she honed her curating experience by completing a degree in Gallery Management in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Now she has settled into Bentonville, Arkansas, with a downtown art studio (Red Cat Art) and has narrowed her business clientele for marketing services to visual artists, all the while serving as Gallery Director of the Gallery at Midtown Associates in downtown Bentonville, Art Curator and Instructor for I’Mindful Studio, and licensing her art through HOWSE. Proficient in landscape, figure and portrait subjects, plus wild and domesticated creatures, Jaquita utilizes traditional painting techniques in a decidedly contemporary, abstract, or fauvist style. While her subject matter remains timeless, she favors dramatic and yet intimate compositions.