Creative Expressions - Images from Surfaces to Structures - August 27, 2020
The SUNY Empire
community has a rich and varied artist community. Join us each week to meet our
faculty, staff, student, and alumni artists to learn a little about their
creative expressions, their process, and them. Our artists hold a Q&A
session following their presentations/performances. Creative Expressions happen
every Thursday at 5pm in Zoom at this link (https://bit.ly/CreativeExpressionSeries ). Find out more
on our website (https://bit.ly/CreativeExpressionsWebsite) including all
our previous sessions and plans for future sessions.
Weekly Host: Lisa D’Adamo-Weinstein
Jacqueline Maldonado is a surface pattern designer and watercolorist.
As a New York native, currently residing in Long Island, she spent most of her adult career in various facets of the fashion industry, all the while nurturing her artistic talent through higher education in visual art and developing a discipline in her artistic practice. In 2012, Jacqueline took a leap of faith to pursue her art as a full-time endeavor. She works in a variety of media and explores many styles and modes of artistic expression but is best known for her work in watercolor.
Her abstracts in watercolor can be understood as emotional landscapes expressed as color and movement, communicating the essence of an experience, music, a memory, loss, joy, uncertainty, defeat, triumph, love and longing. She is drawn to pattern, finding inspiration in the repetition of forms and forces of nature and the world around her.
Her work is featured as home decor products on sites like Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Bloomingdales, Target, Kohl’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, Macy’s, Amazon, Joss & Main, One King's Lane, Gilt, Wayfair and many others. She is proud to have partnered with brands such as Popsockets, contributing to a charity campaign for Days For Girls, Int’l.
You can find some of her work featured in book publications by Bowie Style (Print and Pattern: Nature) and Joanna Goss (The Watercolor Ideas Book).
Additionally, her work has appeared on television on HGTV's Flipping The Block, as well as several features in HGTV magazine, InStyle magazine, Good Housekeeping magazine and many popular art, decor and lifestyle bogs.
“I aim to create imaginative work. Work that is poetic. Work that is soulful and luminous with color.” – Jacqueline
Paul Lomax is a freelance photojournalist.
Paul Lomax spent over twenty years covering international news assignments. His career took him to North and South America, Eastern and Western Europe, the United Kingdom, and the Caribbean.
Throughout his career he documented society, sport, fashion, politics, courts of law, natural disasters, and conflict. When he wasn’t covering major news stories Paul enjoyed walking the streets of the world with one camera and one lens; photographing life as it passed it front of him.
Since retiring in 2016 Paul has studied substance abuse and mental health counseling, and as a consequence is developing “Recovery through Photography” a CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) evidence-based program employing both photography, and philosophy focused on bringing long-term recovery to people suffering from addiction.
In January of 2020 Paul took on what he considers to be his toughest assignment thus far - becoming a full-time student at Empire State College reading for a degree in Cultural Studies with a concentration in Philosophy.
His other interests include: Reading, writing, music, film, sports, gaming, and watching the world walk by from the armchairs of bistros and cafés.