About Jacky Pullman
Over the years, painting (acrylic and color) then drawing (charcoal) have led me to my present interest and work in pastels. I am drawn to the immediacy, spontaneity and color that pastels provide. Working on sand board is very satisfying as it grips the medium and allows me to build up color. I enjoy the tactile nature of the medium – pushing, rubbing, removing. The chalk doesn’t allow for a great deal of detail – which I don’t mind. I try to work with a hint of shape, color, light to capture the essence of an object, place or person.
I have spent a great deal of time living and travelling in Latin America. The beauty of the markets, the produce, flowers and wares have always attracted me and have become a theme in many of my pieces.
We have also been spending much of our summers on Shelter Island, NY. Most of my landscapes come from the North Fork of Long Island and Shelter Island.
I have just retired from a 40 -year career teaching English as a Second Language at a private high school in Boston. My husband, Jake, and I are originally from Long Island, New York. We have been residents of Arlington, MA for over 30 years where we raised our two daughters, Tai and Remy.