About the Artist

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Zaklina "Jackie" Becker is a native Floridian, born to parents who immigrated from the former Yugoslavia. Her parents surrounded her early life with art and culture with summers spent at the Dunedin Fine Art Center and trips to Europe and Canada. She received her Associates in Arts degree from St. Petersburg College and continued her education at Ringling College of Art and Design majoring in Illustration.

Since college, Zaklina was married in 2002 and has continued to work on privately commissioned projects while holding full time positions in marketing and graphic design. She has a passion for drawing and painting; in particular for portraits of infants and children. Through her experience at her employers, she has also discovered the joy in creating graphic design.