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, and textile art that she has a passion for color.  Since receiving her BA in Studio Art, she’s been combining her love of color with her love of nature. It was at Meredith College she discovered and fell in love with painting on silk as her primary artistic medium.

Jackie’s inspiration comes from an array of colors and textures found in nature, especially during the fall. Her passion is Mother 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 an appreciation for nature on her grandfather’s 100-acre farm. She was also inspired by her grandmother’s oil paintings and her grandfather’s photography. Since then, she’s moved numerous times, lived in a variety of locations, and traveled to some amazing places. 

She decided to pursue her artistic dream full-time and resigned from her position as a federal government analyst in 2016. 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, moved to Nova Scotia, Canada, leaving behind the hustle and bustle of the United States.

They settled near Bridgewater, Nova Scotia and she has a home studio on a branch of the LaHave River to be closer to natural coastal areas of Canada. She can be found at her Lower Branch studio, just ten minutes north of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.


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), the American Craft Council, 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.