"Nature has always been the greatest teacher for me,
never predictable and ever-changing." -EE
Jacks was born in Long Beach, California.
With both French and Hispanic heritage, different cultures
and the local environment influence much of her work.
Jacks is a self-educated artist who has learned through observation and the study of old master paintings. She practices plein air
painting and studio work daily, favoring traditional oil paint
over any other medium.
The paintings of E.E. Jacks capture life in motion.
'Art is Life' is the motto for all of her work.
Her work encompasses landscapes, urban scenes, nocturnes,
interiors, figures, and still life. No subject is off limits.
Her work has been featured in various periodicals including Plein Air Magazine, OC Weekly, the Long Beach Post, The Fullerton Observer, Voyage LA, Artillery Magazine and Orange County Modern Luxury Magazine. Her work has also been showcased in museums such as MOLAA, Olaf Wieghorst Museum, and the Yosemite Museum.
E.E. Jacks is also a poet. She has currently published two books of poetry and prose: 'Burning Bee' and 'Beneath The Boughs'. Jacks began writing in her early teens and continues to express herself in a variety of styles and subjects today.
Jacks is also the founder and curator of APÉRO.
APÉRO was founded in 2016 and formerly had an established physical gallery space in Fullerton, California exhibiting local artists. The gallery space was curated by E.E. Jacks along with co-curator artist Tess Is and various jurors.
In May of 2017 APÉRO began publishing an online fine art catalogue. To date APERO has showcased the work of over 240 artists from 28 countries. E.E. Jacks curates and writes reviews for the online catalogue along with accomplished senior graphic designer Jeremy E. Grayson. APERO catalogue is published monthly and is an opportunity for established and emerging artists nationally and internationally to submit their work to be juried, curated and reviewed.
Jacks continues to exhibit her work nationally and currently works out of her home studio in Ladera Ranch, California.