Meet Jackie Emanuel
Jackie is a thirty-five year old woman who, at the age of eight, contracted a rare brain illness called autoimmune encephalopathy. It was hard to diagnose and remained untreated for many years. It left Jackie with many cognitive impairments. Before her illness, Jackie was a talented writer and poet. After she got sick, speech and written communication became very difficult. It was then she turned to painting to express her creativity.
She works mostly in acrylics on canvas, but has experimented with pastel crayons, water colors, and clay. Jackie has exhibited her work in tow solo shows and several group shows. She also has created and sold beautiful desserts from her own company named Jackie’s Snackies.
Jackie is excited to see her work transformed into beautiful things that others can enjoy.
Presently, Jackie lives with her family in New York.