Annual November Art Sale – All Month Long Save 20%

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For the whole month of November I am hosting my annual sale. Receive 20% off my art on my website using the code November20.


This is a sale I have once a year -it includes free shipping to Canada and the U.S. that is always available on my site.

I appreciate your continued support!



When you sign up on my website you can join my newsletter and get early access to my sale to get the artwork that you have had your eye on! 

Framing Artwork – Here are my Tips!

Here is a list of ideas for how you can frame your art and what you need to consider when doing so!

Things to Consider:

  • What is your budget?
  • What is the style of existing frames you own?
  • Where will the art hang/be displayed? (is it next to something very bright or colourful?, is the room dark or light?, Are there other things hanging on the wall? etc.
  • Does the art need a frame? Maybe there is another alternative?
  • What kind of frame will suit the art best?

Framing Artwork- Here are my Tips!

Choosing the Right Frame:

Now that you have thought about the above considerations it is time to really plan the details.

Your Budget: With your budget you might be able to get your art framed professionally -getting art professionally framed can be beneficial as there is an option to get glass that has a protective layer to it -preventing art from fading over time. So, getting this can be a great investment to really preserve the art that you care about – especially if the art will hang in a sunny location!

If your art is more protected away from the sun or you have a smaller budget that you are working with then there is an option to purchase a more affordable frame that is Plexiglas instead of glass. You could purchase a glass frame from a thrift store and fix it up by adding a fresh coat of paint.


The  Location Where the Art Will Hang/Be Displayed: Before deciding on a frame you need to think about where the frame will go? For example, if it is hanging on a darker wall like a navy wall then choosing a black frame is only going to blend in -whereas choosing a white, grey, or pale toned wood frame is going to stand out and be more of an accent.  Pinterest can be a good tool to research this for instance you can search: “Frame colour for navy walls” and see what kind of ideas pop up.


Frames You Own: You want to think about your style and the frames that you already own- this will guide you into deciding what frame is right. If you own a lot of wooden frames, black or white frames then check first if that style of frame will go with your artwork. 

You can check if an artwork goes with a frame by:

  1. Taking a photo of the artwork and photoshopping in a frame
  2. Taking the artwork into a framing store for a free consultation to see what a professional thinks
  3. Making a mock frame with coloured paper to see what colour or thickness of frame would visually work best



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I hope these ideas and tips helped you! Follow me on Pinterest to see more of my design and framing inspiration: Check out my Pinterest Boards!

Ideas for Displaying Artwork in Your Home!

There are many ways to display art in your home. I think it is important to first start by figuring out what your style is and what  you like. A great resource for discovering interior design is of course Pinterest! Pinterest is a great visual search engine and you can get really specific on what you are searching for.

Options for displaying your art:

  • Framing your art- you can get art professionally framed or pick up a frame from a thrift store and add a coat of paint to make it look fresh


  • Create a gallery wall – a gallery wall is where you hang a grouping of artwork on the wall this works well if you have similar colours and styles in your art or photography collection or consistent and similar style of frames


  • Place art on a shelf, ledge or bookcase – you can really style your art by displaying with framed photographs, flower vases and personal knick knacks that have sentimental value but compliment the colours or style of artwork. The artwork on a shelf should always be the focal point – (You want it to stand out)


  • Don’t be afraid to layer- on a shelf you can layer your displays and have different elements in the front or behind and not just arrange everything side by side evenly spaced


  • On the wall- You can hang a work individually if it is large or bold and stands on it’s own. You could also hang work that pairs well together side by side as a diptych or three in a row as a triptych (this works especially well if the art is a series or is the same style or have the same colours)

5 Ideas for Displaying Art in Your Home


Do you have a favourite way to display your art? I would love to know in the comments below!



Follow me on Pinterest to see of my favourite design boards including: Framing and Art Display, Farm House Style, Beach House Style, Simplistic Modern Design, DIY and more! follow me here!

Places I Have Been- art installation by Jackie Partridge


This is an installation that was part of my graduating exhibition for my MFA titled Trace and Retrace.

During my MFA, I worked as a teaching assistant for Ashley Miller and fell in love with the repetitive process of paper making.

I am always interested in developing and trying new ways to display my art. For this piece it was important to me that the viewer could view parts of the piece from different angles and truly see the details and texture of the handmade paper.

Places I Have Been, art installation by Jackie PartridgePlaces I Have Been, art installation by Jackie Partridge

Handmade paper from found maps, wooden dowels, installation-16’ x 7.5’, 2018

Places I Have Been is made from found maps of places I have been or lived. The map paper is folded as a traditional map is and rests on wooden dowels extending from the wall. The folded paper represents both an outdated map that is no longer functional and references to landscapes it embodies.

You can see more of my paper making projects on my website

How to Paint with Acrylics – Latest Free Painting Tutorials

I hope you have been enjoying my New Youtube Channel that started early July. You can check out the videos and subscribe here:

Here are some videos you might have missed this summer. This video is all about the art supplies you need to get started painting with acrylics – I recommend watching this video first! (All videos can be found on my YouTube channel Jackie Partridge Art)

The next two videos are about palette knife painting. Painting with a palette knife gets a great texture that is so expressive and abstract. If you haven’t used a palette knife video -check out Palette Knife Basics you can also learn to paint an easy painting of a cloudy sky!

There are other great videos waiting for you and your kids. I have created painting tutorials for all ages and different experience levels.

I invite you to take a look at my channel and be sure to subscribe – new videos come out weekly!

Happy Painting!

What is and What Was – artwork by Jackie Partridge


This art installation was part of my graduating show in 2018 from Concordia University where I attended for my MFA.


I worked with the Wood Shop technician to design and build this table.

While living in Montreal after a year or so I decided to save money and keep my car back home in Ontario because I was tired of paying for parking and found that I was only using the car for groceries once a month.

So, when I was designing the table I wanted something that was going to be portable, easy to transport and wouldn’t take up a lot of storage space.

I designed this table so that the legs could be unscrewed and removed.

I wanted the table slanted to display the atlases and really invite viewers to sit down and spend time with atlases- turning each page and absorbing the work and time I spent hand cutting the repetitive house shape.

What is and What Was- art installation by Jackie Partridge

Four hand cut atlases, wooden table and wooden stools, stools 14”x 17.75”, table 46” x 42”, 2018

What Is and What Was includes four wooden stools circling a table inviting viewers to sit down and view four altered North American and Canadian atlases. As the pages turn houses are removed from the page showing the changing landscape both through the altering of cut-outs and the found object of the atlas continuing to outdate itself.



To see more of this work head to my website

Let me know what you think about this project in the comments below!

Patched- -Jackie Partridge

Patched is an ongoing series of photographs where map paper (made from maps of places I have been to) is embedded into trees where the bark naturally peels away as an act of offering or mending.

The photographs displayed in the exhibition were all from my book Patched that was published with the support of the Waterloo Arts Fund in 2018.

A solo exhibition of Patched will take place at the Kitchener Public Library in March 2021.

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Follow me on instagram: @jackie partridge_ or search my hashtag #patchedproject to see more about this project!

Tree Houses- art installation by Jackie Partridge


I have constructed paper houses placing them in nooks and crannies when I am out and about since 2016.

I am interested in representing the temporary and transitory feeling of home and find myself often questioning what makes a place a home?

In 2010, I moved to Thunder Bay after graduating high school in a small town outside of Waterloo, ON. Thunder Bay was a 19 hour drive for some perspective.

Although I spent five years there during my BFA and Teacher’s college it was a place that didn’t always feel like home. And when it did feel like home I felt like I had two homes.

When I moved to Montreal in 2015, it was the same way- it took some time but it did feel like home and we stayed in the same apartment which I think really helped.

After my MFA, we moved to Huntsville and even though we were only 3.5 hours from home and people visited more often it still took time and felt like I had two homes. (There) and back home where I grew up.

Tree Houses is an ongoing series of handmade paper houses photographed in natural environments.


To see more of this project you can head to my website and look at the work section!

I would love to hear your thoughts on what home is in the comments below!

New Videos on YouTube -Acrylic Painting Lessons!

Check out my New YouTube channel where you can access free painting video lessons including small short videos on tips, techniques and art supplies as well as full painting tutorials from start to finish.

Here is the link to my YouTube Channel – make sure to SUBSCRIBE as NEW videos come out each week! Learn to paint with acrylics this summer!

If you are a teacher – use these painting lessons online or in the classroom!

Remember to please subscribe and like my videos – I release new videos every single week – to see a sneak peek at what is coming to my YouTube channel – follow me on instagram at @jackiepartridgeart

Here is the link to my YouTube -check it out and tell me what you think!


Learn About Colour Mixing and Improve your Acrylic Paintings!

Learn all about Colour Mixing on my NEW YouTube Channel – Learn how to mix a variety of colours even colours that are more difficult for acrylic beginner painters like browns and greys!

If you are a teacher or daycare provider or know someone who is -please share these videos

All of these videos can be found on my Youtube channel in the playlist – Getting Started with Acrylics!

Once you have mastered colour theory and mixing a variety of colours you will be able to create more interesting and realistic paintings!

I invite you to subscribe to my channel – new video painting tutorials are added every week — Make sure you don’t miss out!

Give it a try and Happy Painting!