About the Artist

Jackie was interviewed in her Dayton studio for the PBS ThinkTV television program, “The Art Show” in 2014.  (Full show by clicking the link.)

Jackie explains what got her interested in fiber arts and how it works.

The Artist

Jackie Weatherly-Cadzow is an artist that loves bright, bold color.  

You can tell by looking at her award-winning silk paintings and textile art that she loves beautiful color. She’s been combining color with her love of nature since returning to school at Meredith College for her BA in studio art. It was there that she discovered and fell in love with silk painting as a medium and the way the colors flow on the silk.

Growing up in southwestern Michigan, Jackie found inspiration in nature’s displays of color and texture, particularly in the fall. She was also inspired by her grandmother’s paintings and her grandfather’s photography. Her sense of wonder hasn’t diminished over the years. She currently focuses on some of nature’s best handiwork — ocean sea life and coastal flora and fauna.

Jackie uses her life experiences to present a feeling of hope and optimism for a positive and adventurous future through her unique and colorful art.

My life’s journey

Jackie began life in southwest Michigan and discovered unspoiled nature on her grandfather’s 100-acre farm. Since then, she’s moved numerous times, lived in a variety of states, and traveled to some amazing locations. During her tenure as a federal analyst, she lived in Bowie, Maryland, St. Louis, Missouri, and Dayton, Ohio. 

Recently she decided to pursue her artistic dream full-time and resigned from her government position.  She moved back to North Carolina and left the hustle and bustle of the big city behind. With her photographer husband Derek Cadzow and two kitties, she settled down near the banks of the Pamlico River to be closer to natural coastal areas. She can often be found at her Washington, North Carolina studio, just two hours east of Raleigh off Hwy 264.


Jackie’s artwork has been exhibited in numerous galleries and cities around the USA, including, Raleigh North Carolina, Washington DC, Saint Louis Missouri, Dayton Ohio, Los Angeles California, and Washington North Carolina. She’s also been on TV — she was a featured artist on a 2014 episode of The Art Show on PBS’s ThinkTV in Dayton, Ohio, explaining the intricacies of silk painting and fiber art. 

Jackie is a member of various art groups including the Surface Design Association, the Threads art group (Raleigh, NC), the Textile Museum in Washington DC, Silk Painters International (SPIN), the Missouri Fiber Artists (MoFA), and the American Craft Council. 

Collectors of her artwork include CWE Medical, St. Louis, MO; Charles Frank Goldsmith, Durham, NC; SAS Institute, Cary, NC; and various private collectors throughout USA, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

View or download her full resume.