"Making Art, Work. Inspiring Tummy Rumblings, Smiles & Giggles."—Jackie Maloney
After graduating from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Illustration, I was determined to do what most artists set out to do but few actually achieve. My goal was to make art WORK. And so far I’ve done just that, by creating a multifaceted, fun, yummy artsy business that appeals to a diverse spectrum of humans.
On some days, I am a watercolor painter who’s biggest inspirations are anything bright, delicious, happy & fresh. And yes, that means mostly food. I taught myself to cook during the same time I was studying to be an illustrator. I've always felt my favorite media (watercolor inks) and food fit incredibly well together. I am currently collaborating with a chef on a cookbook featuring dishes relating to New England and the East End of Long Island. Or as I prefer to call it, I am working on my dream job. I also design custom platters and dishes, which have become quite popular as OOAK wedding/anniversary gifts.
My paintings and custom platters are sold in small local gift boutiques, worldwide in my online shop, and at outdoor arts & crafts fairs from May through October throughout Long Island, NY.
In February of 2012, I opened Hampton Art Space. The Space is a paint your own pottery studio in Hampton Bays, NY. All ages (0-178) and skill levels are welcome to come in, relax and create something unique. It is part contemporary pyop studio, part gift boutique, part party place.
A decal on the front window reads : Smiles & Giggles. And that is just what you will find inside. My studio has become a place for little ones to explore their creativity and get messy with no fear, a gathering place for friends to “PYOP & BYOB”, a place for meeting new people, for realizing anyone can be creative, and finding zen. I have had customers say, “This is my
favorite place in the world.” “Hampton Art Space is my happy place.” “It is SO peaceful here.” And most popular, “This is addicting!” Hampton Art Space is all of those things and I am so happy my customers have discovered that the Space is THEIRS. If you’re in the area, stop by and it can be YOURS, too.