About the Artist
Jacci Weller’s meticulous and boldly colorful compositions bring the living desert to her canvas. Since moving to Moab, Utah 20 years ago, Jacci has explored the high desert, observing the colors and shapes of the rocks, the vibrancy of the light, the wildly diverse flora, the amazing expanse of earth and sky--and finding beauty in the commonplace. She is inspired by the
vastness, by the intimate discovery of each new blossom, by the incredible designs in the trees and brushes and by the dried golden stands of grass in the desert light of each season. Jacci has a BA from UCLA in fine art (drawing and painting) and an MA from California State University at Long Beach in fine art (sculpture). She worked as a public muralist in Los Angeles, taught design and drawing in Oregon and conducted fiber workshops at the University there. After completing her academic work and teaching, she continued her sculpture work for several years, then became a full time business person. After retiring ten years ago, she was able to return to her art and combine her years of hiking the desert and her creative abilities into a body of work that represents her absolute delight in the natural world that surrounds her. She has shown in galleries throughout the Southwest and many of her paintings are in private collections across the U.S.