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“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” 
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

I marvel at how intricate, intelligent, and interwoven every ecosystem is.  I am moved by the majesty of nature in all of my work.  

It is inescapable; the tangle of bills, technology, work, responsibility that is all consuming.  Yet still, there is a yearning to reconnect to nature.  This desire to find a balance between life in the present with all its entanglements and a simpler existence governed by the laws of nature has followed me through all my endeavors.  I have lived in and journeyed through many contries from the Moroccan Atlas Mountains to the ancient landscape of Cyprus, bringing my paints with me always.  And through my travels and studies, mediation and the simple act of being present, I have glimpsed the remarkable spirit of nature.   

I am Jackie Ranney, artist and creator, inspired by nature's wild spirit.  It is my mission to reconnect us.