Jacqueline G Cleijne

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Jacqui Cleijne

Animal Life & Nature Art

Jacqueline Cleijne is a local born, self-taught artist with a passion for depicting Tasmanian wildlife and wilderness. This passion is evident in her beautiful interpretation of the states natural picturesque serenity and unique native animal life.


Born in Hobart Tasmania, Jacqui lived and worked for a period as an Architectural Draftsperson in Queensland, returning back to Tasmania in the late 80's to pursue her drafting career and follow her passion for art...{read more}


Deloraine, Tasmania

"Celebrating the Life of Animals & Nature Through Art"


My work is highly detailed, custom made, hand painted art works, specialising in portraying our wonderful pets which include cats, dogs, horses, & unusual animals. Custom made traditional portraits in a studio style setting, relaxed at home or select a landscape setting. All paintings are produced lovingly from your photos. If your pet is deceased, I can work with photos you have. Working in selected mediums: Oil, Coloured Pencil & Graphite Pencil. Enjoy viewing a small selection of many portraits produced over the years, of these wonderful characters and please feel free to email me with any questions. All of the oil portraits in my gallery are traditionally hand painted by myself and are mostly previous client commissions.



Oil Painting on Stretched Linen

A2 Size (64cm W x 42cm H x 4cm D)






"OMG, he (husband) loved it. We gave it to him last night and he was so shocked. He had no idea what I had organised.


Thanks again, and oh yes, we picked up Spin to show it to him on the wall and he kept barking at it, lol.


Many thanks, you are fantastic".


- Vicki, Tasmania

Custom Sizes Available.


Materials are additional.

Professional Framing is Available


A Deposit of $50.00 is required to secure your portrait, which comes off the total prices on completion.


Simply email Jacqui to disguss options.

A small selection of the wonderful characters portrayed over the years.


Please click on the thumbnails for a larger image.




"I am so impressed with how realistic the portrait looks and how well Jacqui has captured Bear's personality into the portrait.  It is better than I could have ever imagined.   Jacqui has been exceptionally professional and personal from the first time I contacted her.  I am so thankful to Jacqui for the lovely work she has done which will forever be treasured by our family."


-Jasmin, Darwin Australia



"Wow! What an amazing portrait of our beautiful Labrador Polly.


You have captured her remarkable brown eyes which sparkle full of life and mischief and with her very black shiny fur, she looks so regal. Thank you so much we now have another wonderful life like portrait to add to our fur family collection.


- Marie, Tasmania

"Turbo and I are so impressed with the life like quality of your portrait. Turbo has a very public life in the local community, loved and well known, so it’s fitting his portrait is now hanging in the house he shares with his owner. You have captured his enquiring and attentive face so well, it’s now difficult to remember when he used to pull all the sheets off the clothes line!"


Thank you so much...


- Anthea Simmons, Tasmania