Denim lapis and white agate combine to give this chic blue jay a lot of character!
The blue jay is a passerine bird in the family Corvidae, native to North America. It is resident through most of eastern and central United States, although western populations may be migratory.
Jaci Fischer, originally of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was exposed to art from very early on--watching her father, Fred G. Fischer, who was an artist and art teacher. He painted, carved wood and leather, made jewelry, pottery and drew portraits. He also built a house, garages and a very large rocking horse for his daughter. All that certainly helped direct her future as an artist. She received her BFA at the University of Northern Colorado and went on to earn her MFA in drawing and design at the University of Colorado in Boulder. After graduate school she was juried into the First and Second Colorado Biennial Art Exhibition at the Denver Art Museum.
In addition to her plein aire and portraits, Jaci has recently launched a large series of contemporary silver and mixed stone jewelry. The styles are hand constructed silver of animal images.