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, photography, acrylic paintings, and textile art that she is captivated by color. Painting on silk is Jackie’s primary artistic medium, but she enjoys creating in a variety of media including non-traditional quilting, linocut printmaking, and digital design. 

Jackie received her BA in Studio Art, from Meredith College, in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2003. Since then, she’s been integrating her appreciation of nature with bold color, creating captivatingly beautiful artwork.

 As a child, her inspiration came from her grandmother’s oil paintings and her grandfather’s photography. Now her inspiration comes from details found in nature, especially the colors of fall foliage. Her passion is Mother Nature’s best handiwork — ocean sea life and coastal flora and fauna.

Jackie’s unique and colorful art is derived from her surreal life experiences; expressing hope for a positive and adventurous destiny.

My life’s journey

Jackie began life in southwest Michigan where she discovered an appreciation for nature on her grandfather’s 100-acre farm. Since then, she’s moved numerous times, lived in a variety of locations, and traveled to some amazing places. 

After varied careers outside of the art world, Jackie resigned from her position as a federal government analyst in 2016, devoting herself to the journey of being a full-time artist.

Her curious spirit and courage hasn’t diminished over the years. Most recently, she and her photographer husband Derek Cadzow, along with their two kitties — Mikey and Mango, relocated to Nova Scotia, Canada, leaving behind the uncertainty of the United States.

Jackie & Derek now call Nova Scotia’s South Shore home. They love being closer to the natural coastal areas of Atlantic Canada. Jackie can be found at her Lower Branch studio a few minutes north of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, near the LaHave River.


Jackie’s artwork has been exhibited in numerous galleries and cities around the United States and Canada, including, Raleigh North Carolina, Washington DC, Saint Louis Missouri, Dayton Ohio, Los Angeles California, Washington North Carolina, and Lunenburg Nova Scotia. She’s also been 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 Textile Museum in Washington DC, Silk Painters International (SPIN), the Missouri Fiber Artists (MoFA), the American Craft Council, the Threads art group (Raleigh, NC), and the Visual Arts of Nova Scotia.  

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.