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Jacqueline Rieder Hud is an Expressionist painter who takes her inspiration from both literal and metaphorical experiences within the landscape and with Animals, wild and domestic. She began her formal art education at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and later received a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Painting and Drawing at California State University, Long Beach in 1981. Her resume includes numerous invitational shows presented nationally and in Europe, with gallery solo shows throughout the West, and in New York and Los Angeles.

The film "Painting the Wild", by filmmaker Rod Bradley, was featured at Big Sky Film Festival in Missoula, Montana, in 2007. It documents Jacqueline's creative process as painterly images walk out from dreams and fuse with animal energies which surround her on The Blue Mountain Ranch outside of Bozeman. Jacqueline and John Hud began their move to this 1860 homestead ranch in 1994, directly from Venice Beach in California where they had resided for eighteen years.

Over the years of documenting her dreams and journaling, the Artist's interest in depth psychology had led her in the late '80s to a series of independent studies at the C.G. Jung institute in Los Angeles. The culmination of this dialogue between Psyche and Soma became her Art & Dream Book: "Laundry for Strangers: Creativity, Sexuality & Fury" was published in 2015.

In the words of her publisher, "It is only when we have a direct relationship with our creative instinct that we can birth the opus of our own making: Individuation. This artist gives us a firsthand account of her direct experience of the encounter with the Self." Etan Boritzer, Veronica Lane Books

In the words of another friend: "My first response was Anselm Kiefer. The same deep-rooted spirituality displayed in uncompromising recklessness. This level of freedom of expression, unhampered by external critique, is a rarity in our culture. The maturity she has reached as an Expressionist painter is a triumph. Hers is a lonely pursuit, requiring courage, but this multi-layered way of being is a cathartic, healing process." Elmar Biebl, German Journalist, Hollywood Foreign Press Association