Monday, October 16, 2017

A New Gallery to Call Home! Birthday Wish Comes Early!

My birthday wish came true early this year!!!  After years of showing my art in shops and galleries a few pieces at a time, I finally have space on a gallery wall to call my own all year long!!!  Paintings I’ve created in unison or in a series can finally hang together!  This my friends is a dream come true!  I am excited to announce that I am now a member of the Arts in the Village Gallery in Leesburg!  Last week was a whirlwind of artful activity with a gallery interview, acceptance, orientation, installation and reception all within a few days! I’m looking forward to working with this talented group of artists!  The gallery is located at 1601 Village Market Blvd, Suite #116, Leesburg, VA 20175 and is open 7 days a week.  You can visit for hours and information.  I will be working in the gallery 2-3 days per month. Please stop by to say hello!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

My New Website is Here!!!

Please check out my new website!!! Let me know what you think!
Thank you SO much to my husband Paul for all of your awesome design work and to my daughter Zoe for your great photography skills!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Going Abstract!

Every once in a while, I like to go more abstract in my painting.  Going abstract is like going off-road for me.  It’s like going on a new adventure with no specific destination in mind.  The paint takes over and I am just along for the ride.  Instead of focusing on painting a desired image, shape or scene, I focus more on color and texture and their interplay and energy on the canvas.  This form of painting is very liberating and allows me to fully express my inner emotions onto the canvas.  Going abstract allows my mind to take a break and de-clutter, bringing me joy, clarity and transformation.  These are some of my recent abstract paintings.  I hope you enjoy!  I am excited to announce that “High Frequency” has been accepted into the Falls Church Arts Abstract Expressions Show!  The show runs from September 30th-November 4th at 700-B W Broad Street in Falls Church.  Meet the Artists Opening is Saturday, September 30th 7:30-10:00 p.m. Hope to see you there!
High Frequency

Creative Energy

Artful Intersection

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Fall Art Workshops--Registration now OPEN!

Connect with your creative side this fall and join me for one or more of the following workshops!

Each workshop is 3 hours long and includes all instructions and supplies as well as a short guided meditation to get your creativity flowing.  Cost for each workshop is $45 per person.  No art experience necessary.  All workshops are held in Chantilly, VA unless otherwise noted.  Address will be sent with registration confirmation.  Please email me at jackietury@gmail if you have a group of 6 or more and would like to host a private workshop or if you would like me to create a custom workshop for your group or event!

October Workshops 

Faith Can Move Mountains
Sunday, October 15th 
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Sugar Skulls
Friday, October 27th 
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

November Workshops

Gratitude or Artful Owls (your choice)
Sunday, November 12th 
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

December Workshops

Angel Wings
Sunday, December 10th 
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Online Art Auction for Hurricane Harvey Relief Raised Over $1800!

Our "Labor of LOVE" Online Art Auction to Benefit Survivors of Hurricane Harvey raised over $1800 this Labor Day!!!  We are definitely going to "Flood Texas with LOVE" as we send $1800 to local Texas Charities to provide hurricane relief!  Thank you SO much to all of the talented heart-centered artists and generous bidders who participated in this online event!  Special thanks to fellow artists Jane Bell Lassiter and Monica Martin who not only donated their beautiful artwork, but helped coordinate this event.  Huge shout out to our highest bidders Steve Scott and Jane Bell Lassiter who went above and beyond with their donations!  Special thanks to my family for putting up with me during this busy time and to Paul Tury for not only putting up with me but adding his graphic design talent to the mix!  Shout out to Stephanie Gagos for being a helpful online auction resource.

The participating artists from across the U.S. and beyond not only shared their beautiful artwork, but also messages of hope with titles like: Together We Are Stronger, A New Day, Blooming Softly, Reborn, Winged Victory, Repairing the World, Love Rocks, just to name a few!  The winning bidders not only felt good about donating to a great cause, but were excited about the artwork they bid on.  A few of our artists and bidders have Texas ties, making their participation in this event even more meaningful.

All in all, a great way to spread hope and healing to others through art!

With HUGE amounts of love and gratitude!


Participating Artists: Jackie Tury, Jane Bell Lassiter, Monica Martin, Valerie Roussel, Sarah Treanor, Sarah Ladybug, Amy Bruce, Amy Thomas, Amy Steinberg, Ren Weber, Carol Lukitsch, Kim Richards, Jen Picicci, Jenn Kukorlo, Samantha Marshall, Jeanine Brown.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

A New Day!

"A New Day" (24" x 24")

"A New Day!"  is the painting I created in response to Hurricane Harvey and will be donating for the Online Art Auction I organized to benefit Survivors of Hurricane Harvey!  This painting started with the intention of "Courage" and is the first layer of this piece.  Courage for the survivors as they move through this catastrophic event and on to the road of recovery.  They are true warriors.  And courage for me as I move forward with this auction, acting on my ideas and intuition to following my heart to give back to others through art.  After all, beneath each New Day is Courage!

I hope you will join us for this heart filled Art Auction and Labor of Love tomorrow!    (Full details in post below)

See you there!

Thanks again to all of the amazing artists participating in this event, to my husband for all of his support, to fellow artists Monica Martin and Jane Bell Lassiter for helping me coordinate this effort, to Stephanie Gagos for being a great resource for online art auctions, and to all of YOU for spreading the word to buyers and bidders!


"Courage" (first layer of any New Day)

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Join Us for a Labor of Love on Labor Day!!! Update on Art Auction for Hurricane Harvey Relief!

Labor of Love on Labor Day! Online Art Auction on my Facebook page this Labor Day Monday to benefit the survivors of Hurricane Harvey!! Let's flood Texas with LOVE! Please help us spread the word and join us on Monday!!!!  

How the auction will work:

Each hour from 8 am to 11 pm EST a different artist/item will be added to the auction as a post for you to bid on.  Bidding starts with the suggested opening bid or higher and should be increased by increments of $5.   To participate, simply enter your bid as a comment on the post of the item you are interested in.  You may bid on more than one item and may submit more than one bid on the same item.  Please do not withdraw your bid.  The final bid for each item is 24 hours from posting.  Highest bid wins!  Winner will be notified in the post and will be asked to provide an email contact.  Winner will be sent an invoice for the artwork through PayPal to be paid upon receipt. Winner must contact the artist directly to arrange for shipping and is responsible for any shipping costs.  Artist will ship the artwork to the winner within one week of payment being received.  Thank you!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Sea Turtles in September!

"She Turtle"

This summer I was blessed with the honor of witnessing a sea turtle hatching (boil)!  It was truly an amazing sight and moving experience!  Witnessing a hatching and watching baby sea turtles make their way to the ocean has been on my bucket list for years.  I am overjoyed to have finally seen this miracle of nature.  In honor of this awe inspiring event, I am releasing a limited quantity of sea turtle art prints this September!  

Prints will be made from my original 24” x 24” “She Turtle” painting. The price for each 8” x 8” signed print is $45.  In an effort to assist with the continued protection of these magnificent creatures I will donate 10% of the total proceeds to N.E.S.T. (Network for Endangered Sea Turtles) the organization I had the pleasure of nest sitting with this summer.  

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

"Let's Flood Texas with LOVE!" Art for Hurricane Relief!

I am a mixed media artist from Virginia whose heart is breaking with each new photo and update of the flooding in Texas due to Hurricane Harvey.  My family and I were in North Carolina for Hurricane Matthew last fall and though we experienced major flooding and power outages it was no where near as catastrophic as what’s going on in Texas right now.
I am coordinating an online art auction to benefit the victims of Hurricane Harvey.  I am reaching out to artists near and far who have an interest in humanity and helping others.  I would be honored if you would participate in this heartfelt project.  I am asking each artist to donate one signed original work of art.
One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.  Shipping costs will be the responsibility of the buyer and can be paid directly to the artist.  Please let me know if you are interested in participating either as an artist or a bidder as soon as possible by emailing me at  Once I’ve heard back from you, I will email instructions to artists for uploading an image of your artwork, link to your website, etc. and instructions to buyers for bidding in the auction.
Let’s flood Texas with love and weather the storm together!
Much love and thanks,

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Great day in the Studio!

I LOVE to paint!!!  I cannot even begin to tell you how happy painting makes me!  Today has been a great day in the studio working on some abstract beachscapes based on my recent road trip!  Hope you enjoy!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Go with the FLOW!

Go with the FLOW!

Had such a great time teaching my Go with the FLOW! art workshop last night! Special thanks to all the wonderful women who came out to join me and to my daughter Zoe for taking photos!  This paint pour workshop was the perfect way to illustrate the importance of letting go and going with the FLOW!  The process was fun and the transformation and results were beautiful and amazing, just like the women who joined me!

Friday, July 14, 2017

BIG news--my First Radio Interview!!!

WOW—I got to do my first live radio interview this week!!! And, it was totally unscripted!  
Huge thank you to Cindy DiFerdinand and Bruce Cameron for having me on their radio show, 
“The Concierge Coaches Show!"  What a pleasure it was talking with these two dynamic coaches on air!  I appreciate you giving me this awesome opportunity to share my art, my journey, my awakening and my creative coaching vision!  

The show was live on Tuesday, July 11th at LA Talk Radio!
You can click the link below for a replay!

I hope you enjoy!  Let me know what you think and if you’d like to work with me!

With love and gratitude,


Friday, July 7, 2017

Lemons and Lavender!

Thought I would share these two new paintings inspired by my recent visit to a beautiful lavender farm!  I love the sight and scent of lemons and lavender!  What a great way to spend a summer day!  Soaking in the sunshine and the soothing scent of lavender while sipping sweet lavender lemonade and hand-picking these gorgeous aromatic purple blooms!  Both lemons and lavender evoke the spirit of summer for me.  Lemons shout bright, clean, crisp, citrus delight and lavender whispers relaxing, lazy days and magical nights.

"Lemons" - 16" x 20"

"Lavender"- 16" x 20"

If you are interested in purchasing one (or both) of these original paintings or ordering prints, please email me at:!  Paintings are 16” x 20” and are $150 each or $275 for the set.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

From MIA to Moving Forward! Lots happening behind the scenes!

I may have been MIA on the blog lately, but LOTS has been going on behind the scenes!  
Here is a quick update and shout out to all my friends!  

The most recent news is that I've just completed my life coach training and am now a certified professional life coach!!!  Check back soon to see how I am integrating this new dimension into my practice and my artful offerings!  I love my tribe of fellow coaches!  They are all such passionate, positive people doing great things in the world!

I recently completed another wave of beach paintings!  These original artworks will be heading to OBX shops soon!  If you want to catch one before they're gone, send me an email!

I had the pleasure of creating some commissioned artwork for a childhood friend who is chasing her dream of producing a solo album at age 50!  April is a talented musician and songwriter.  Her album is called "Second Chances" and you can check it out here aprilkmusic.  April wanted a dragonfly for the album cover and poster.  She asked several artists to create works inspired by her songs and lyrics. The top right piece was created for the song "Sunless Sky" and the bottom right for "Old Love." I'm so excited to be part of April's adventure and help her launch her dream!

Another friend recently hired me to lead an art project at her daughter's birthday party! What a fun and inspiring day with these young artists!

Yet another friend hired me to host an art party for her girl scout troop!  Loved painting with these amazing teens which included my own daughter and her friends!

Though I may not have kept up with my blog or social media this last month or so,  I have been busy teaching, learning, sharing, painting and spending time with family!  All pretty important stuff in my book.  More changes to come this summer as I move forward!  Please check back often for new artwork and offerings!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Abstract Works in Progress!

More abstract works in progress! Check back soon for pix of finished paintings!  Lots more I need to add!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Lotus Rising Registration Open!

Lotus Rising Art Workshop!
Sunday, April 23rd
4-7 p.m.
Chantilly, VA

Awaken with me this April with a repeat of one of my favorite art workshops—Lotus Rising!  Even if you have created a lotus with me before, come see what new blossom emerges.  We will create unique, beautiful lotus blossoms as we rise out of the mud and darkness and into the light, awakening our creative spirit!  We will begin the workshop with a short guided meditation to get our creativity flowing.  No art experience necessary.  Cost for the workshop is $45 and includes all instructions and supplies.  Feel free to bring a drink or snack to share.  To register, click the button below.  Hope to see you soon!

Free as a Feather Thank You!

I enjoyed teaching my "Free as a Feather" art workshop the other night!  Thanks to all the wonderful women who joined me!  Love your special feather messages--each so beautiful, personal and unique!  Here are a few photos from our evening and a little background on my fascination with feathers.  May your spirits be free and your dreams take flight! xxoo ~Jackie

When I was a child, I was told that feathers were dirty and carried disease and to NEVER pick them up!  As a child, I believed this and did what I was told.  However, as an adult, I no longer simply do as I'm told.  I am drawn to feathers--their beauty, their connection to freedom and flight.  So, I began picking them up!  I became fascinated with feathers--wondering which birds they came from, what messages they were carrying, what meaning and symbolism I could apply to my life and circumstances.  And thus, my collection began.  Two of my favorite feathers are my red-tailed hawk feather and my brilliant blue jay feather found just days before my workshop!  Hope you enjoy!