The front covers of both Pathfinder International and our Left Right Left supplement, have both featured the works of Jacqueline Hurley in our past 2 issues as well as our November 2019 Remembrance issue. Here we find out more about her works including a piece of work acutely apt for today – International Nurses Day 2020.

Her recent work includes paintings depicting Colonel Tom Moore (the current Pathfinder front cover) and also ‘In The Light Of The Lamp’ which is Jacqueline’s unique tribute to our carers and heroes of the National Health Service. Painted as a mark of respect and appreciation for all those who have served our country, past and present, through their dedication to us in our times of need, this image appears on the back cover of the current Pathfinder May issue.

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More about Jacqueline…

Jacqueline’s powerful and poignant War Poppy Collection is her tribute to our heroes in the Armed Forces and a remembrance to all those fallen and seriously injured in past campaigns.

Jacqueline is widely regarded as the country’s foremost Remembrance Artist having had the honour of exhibiting her artwork at The Royal Albert Hall for the Festival of Remembrance each year from 2015 – 2017, and from March-July 2017 at the National Memorial Arboretum.

Jacqueline started painting the War Poppy Collection in 2014. Her first work, ‘We Remember, We Fight On’ was painted as a tribute to her friend Royal Marine Neil Dunstan, who tragically lost his life in an IED explosion whilst serving in Afghanistan in 2008.

Being one of the final generation whose grandparents served during The Second World War and whose great grandparents served during The First World War, Jacqueline has a strong desire to remind people, through her imagery, that the freedom they are blessed with today wasn’t free. Remembrance Day is Every Day.

Jacqueline’s military poppy prints have been well received by an international audience, and have very quickly proved extremely popular; she is now widely regarded as the country’s foremost Remembrance Artist.

Jacqueline paints in both expressionism and impressionism styles. Her original works are painted impasto in acrylic, using texture to create mood and depth, with red remembrance poppies juxtaposed against gritty impressionistic landscapes. Her paintings feature silhouettes which help her audience connect with the works in a more personal, emotional and sentimental way; encouraging the people she paints for to relate to the subjective nature of the paintings.

Jacqueline says: “The paintings flow from my heart onto the canvas. Although my scenes depict war, I try to bring an element and sense of peace to my work; this being what we all hope for and what lives have been sacrificed for.

“My paintings are highly textured and include a lot of layers, and what’s hidden is equally as important as what is visible. This represents the mind and the long term suffering that war often inflicts.”

In 2015, 2016 and 2017 Jacqueline was invited by the Royal British Legion to exhibit the War Poppy Collection at The Royal Albert Hall for the Festival of Remembrance.

The following year forty-one of her remembrance paintings were exhibited at the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire, from March – July 2017, where they were in the company of no less than His Royal Highness, the Duke of Cambridge, who visited the Arboretum to open the wonderful new Remembrance Centre there.

Jacqueline has been a guest on British Forces Broadcasting Services (BFBS) Radio to speak about her work, and her images have also featured in a number of publications, now adorning the covers of both Pathfinder International and Left Right Left.
In June 2018 Jacqueline was delighted to accept an invitation to become a Patron of the National Military Working Dogs Memorial charity (NMWDM UK) that commemorates the Military Working Dogs who bravely served their country in both World Wars and more recent conflicts.

In July 2018 Jacqueline was delighted to become a Patron of the Save our Soldier charity that helps support combatants suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Injury.

Featured on these pages is just some of her outstanding work. To see more of Jacqueline’s work, please visit