Bird Paintings & Illustrations by Jackie Bestemanwww.ArtPal.com/jbesteman
I grew up in South Africa where I attended a high school that specialized in Art Ballet & Music. . When my family moved to Toronto I attended OCAD and it soon became clear that illustration was the thing for me. I have worked for many North American publications ever since I graduated in 1990. I was always painting during the time I worked as an illustrator and in the last couple of years I gradually made the switch to painting full-time. Painting birds felt like a great fit and I am loving it. I have been showing the birds at cafes and it makes me very happy that people seem to like them very much. Having them perched on unusual objects adds another dimension which often causes people to smile.