Many of Jacqui Cooke's paintings portray the creativity and actions of people of African descent. She is a woman of Jamaican parentage born in Britain and similarly interested in the social movements and lives of Black and Ethnic communities across the globe.
Her style is figurative realism, working with oil paints over weeks to create portraits of historical figures and everyday people as well as landscapes. Her current theme aims to create visual depth in each of her subjects, and in doing so, to try to represent people of African descent’s dignity in the face of adversity and their continued drive for change.
Each piece of artwork proudly presents an artist, leader or a creator in their own right, standing for the right to be recognised and treated equally and without bias.