Welcome to Jacque’s Website

Jacque Duffy is an artist and writer. Both her art and her writing take many forms. The art ranges from photorealism to complete abstraction through to illustration and installation pieces. The writing stretches from poetry, educational children’s books, picture books, non-fiction, short stories and novels.

Along with all of her other projects Jacque is currently completing a university degree, working on an art exhibition, a non-fiction book about Mother Nature’s fury and a crime novel. She would like 60 hours in a day and unlimited funds, this way she is sure she could find the time to do more things.

Born in Brisbane, Australia, Jacque has always been creative and entrepreneurial. At 14 years old she left school after being offered a job with a national department store chain as a visual merchandiser. At 15 she designed and made jewellery supplying exclusive fashion stores on Queensland’s Gold and Sunshine Coasts and a chain of up market department stores.

With the extra money she earned from her jewellery, during her lunch break from work she put herself through ‘Gowrie’ and ‘June Dally Watkins’ elocution and deportment classes; she also bought a car had it re-upholstered and painted hot pink before she was old enough to drive.

Jacque has always made up stories and created colourful pictures for them. In her teenage years she enjoyed writing elaborately decorated letters to pen friends all over the world.

Creativity runs in the blood, Jacque’s two boys are both very inventive. Jacque likes nothing better than encouraging them, feeding their creativity.

The latest from my Blog...

Dieting Tip #4

Dieting Tip #4

Need to lose weight?  Make yourself sick on something delicious. After eating all the pink marshmallows in a giant bag purchased for my kids, I burped marshmallow for 11 days. I have been unable to eat another one for over five years. This method can work with a variety of food groups, I just suggest you don't try them all at once.... read on
It's Time

It's Time

Astrological Clock Prague - photo credit Steve Collis Melbourne Time. It’s multifaceted. Eternal, limited, and elusive, it can be made, traveled, studied, lost and wasted. Time is relative. Physicists have a quantum theory known as ‘retrocasuality’, this theory suggests that time (particles) could have actually moved backward if the Big Bang had been slightly different. What they claim, is that if it CAN’T be proven that time MUST run forward, it is possible then, quantum particles CAN travel backward through time and affect their partner particles. Part of me has come to believe that this or something similar actually happens… It is as if time... read on
Mental As...

Mental As...

Not everyone is mental enough to finish illustrating and publish a picture book, run a 30 day Kickstarter campaign, begin a four year full time university course, tutor university level fine arts students every second week, coordinate a writers group, apply for an artist in residence position, maintain a property in the wet tropics, and raise a family, all while navigating a divorce. I am. Did you notice I didn’t say I was trying to do these things? I am, (surprisingly) actually achieving. Everything is OK. Could you draw a breath somewhere in that very long, very exhausting, first sentence? NO? Good, I... read on