Jackie has always had a love of art, and anything creative. To this end, she has studied various media over the years, concentrating mostly on watercolours. She began this quest in 1981 when she joined the now defunct Smiths Falls Art Club. She continued painting for some time before heading in a different direction in her life. Since early 2006, Jackie rediscovered a love for art when she became a member of the Rideau Lakes Artists Association. Through this organization she participated in art shows in Westport, Perth and Lombardy. As well, she has participated in outdoor art shows sponsored by the Schizophrenia Society of Ottawa and the Chaffey's Lock and Heritage Society Show at Chaffey's Locks. She has works of art in private collections in Canada, Great Britain and Australia.