Jackie Besteman



Joni Mitchell +

“ The illustrations hang, boxed in black metal frames: Buffy Ste Marie, Serena Ryder, Joni Mitchell, songstress Lorainne Klaasen and penultimate Drake. These illustrations are unique, among hundreds of album release art, tour posters and covers of Billboard Magazine lining the walls of SOCAN Head Quarters where the S.A.C office is located. They are the work of Jackie Besteman who recognizes not only the beautiful and celebrity but the talented, the artist’s artistry and influences, to present an interpretation of the imagination of individual Canadian creators who are deeply and, most often, distantly admired. Each of her illustrations is an accurate portrait annotated in whimsy, a roadmap of the magic of realism paving these outstanding careers”

Zoe Cunningham. Exetutive Director of The Songwriters Association of Canada.


Beth Levis

“I love the attention to detail and authenticity she has created by illustrating some of my fashion moments. The memories she captivates and the technique she uses to do so is both inspirational and remarkable”


Jane Archibald

“ I am delighted to own the portrait that Jackie has made of me. I love the colour and design and I feel she has caught my essence in a playful way”


Chrisa Pappas

“ Jackie is so talented and her work is so creative and unique. I am so impressed with the print that I received from her”


Gillian Dawson

“ She captured me and I love her use of colour”