"Nature is my inspiration: discovering beauty and transforming the resulting impressions into atmospheric images with my personal expression is my ambition"
31.5″. x 47″
15.7″ x 15.7″
39.4″ x 39.4″
15.7″ x 15.7″
11.8″ x 35.4″
Swiss artist Jacqueline Racle, born in 1957 to artists Barbara Racle-Favè and Paul Racle, has lived a life for art since her first steps.
Through her love and training in ballet and theater, she has always developed her expressive muscles. Whether through her body, hands and brushes, expressing her inner feelings and emotions is in her DNA. Jacqueline has been working as a professional artist since 1983 and has since been well exhibited and well known in Switzerland. Jacqueline is inspired by the beauty of nature and has found her signature and calling in creating atmospheric oil paintings.
With her paintings she wants to delight the viewers and touch their hearts. Her artworks are atmospheric paintings of the soul that awaken feelings and invite you to look deeper. They are an antipole to the hectic and technical world, they bring peace, invite us to linger and take the speed out of our everyday life. "I want to make new aspects visible and tangible, to inspire and touch people. My artworks may also simply be beautiful and give pleasure."
Her motifs are mainly horizons and skies, trees and forests, floral impressions, still life and nudes in large and small formats.
"For me, all my horizons are unchained - because, where horizons stretch, there are no boundaries".
Her personal elegance and grace are strongly reflected in her paintings. With abundant light and harmonious color compositions, she evokes a deep sense of calm and respect for her subjects. Through hints and omissions she creates meditative moods. She subtly plays with blur, unreal coloring and unusual partial views. Sometimes the viewer gets the feeling of being wrapped in a fine haze that evokes a mysterious atmosphere. Her atmospheric and sensual oil paintings are effective from a distance and fascinating up close due to the fine brushwork.
Her favorite quote is very apt and reflects her attitude towards nature and subject: "Sit by the sea and listen, then you will hear your inner voice" (Korean proverb).
When it comes to her process, she first starts each painting with an inspiration. This can be an observed mood in nature, a photo she takes herself on walks and by the sea, or a photo in a book or magazine. They serve as inspiration and starting idea. In the painting process, however, develops its own dynamics. Color choice, detail and especially the chosen format, influence her work. She almost never has a finished picture in her imagination. They are impulses that then take shape only in the work process and are influenced by their respective mood.
What many people do not know is that before Jacqueline starts to paint, she always drinks a cup of coffee - a coffee lover through and through.