Artist Making Waves Globally : Jacqueline Rooney


“Jacqueline’s art is so full of colour and life, reflecting as it does, the colours of nature at its best. I can think of no better way during these trying times to uplift the spirit and brighten the days by looking at Jacqueline’s art on your wall.”

  • Customer testimonial. 

Jacqueline Rooney is a multi-award-winning Irish artist & designer who creates vibrant atmospheric artwork and luxury homewares to enhance interiors and evoke emotion. 

Jacqueline’s artwork has received widespread recognition receiving several awards, including.

Best Business in S. Down, S. Armagh 2022” Local Women Awards.

Mighty Woman in The Arts’ 2023 Mighty Women Awards

FSB “Entrepreneur & Businesswoman of the year 2023”

Think Network “Woman of Empowerment Award 2023”

Think Network “Special Recognition Award 2023”

She has been featured on UTV life, BBC Newsline, BBC documentary “The Borrowers” interviewed by John Toal and Lynette Faye on BBC radio and featured in many publications including British Vogue, Ulster Tatler, Ireland’s Homes Interiors & Living magazine, Belfast Telegraph, The Irish Times, Irish News, LA Weekly & Local Women magazine.

Following an exciting collaboration with renowned furniture designer and presenter of BBC’s “The Repair Shop”, Jay Blades, Jacqueline launched her own label of luxury velvet homewares and opened her new Art Gallery and shop in the heart of Rostrevor, N Ireland.

Jacqueline’s gallery is full of her own vibrant Art, furniture, luxury home furnishings and unique pieces to create the most stunning interior.

The local community were excited to see this beautiful building brought back to life and with an entire room dedicated to “local makers” it has provided a much-needed platform for them to sell their beautiful pieces in a unique setting. It has also increased tourism in the area and brought so many new visitors to the village, supporting the local economy. 

Opening at a time of uncertainty, this unique retail space is just what the village and surrounding area needed, injecting colour, happiness and beauty into the area and a sense of hope far reaching beyond the walls.

As a qualified artist and interior designer, Jacqueline has the unique ability to offer colour consultations & advice to her customers in helping them to select the perfect pieces to enhance and complete their homes.

The business has seen dramatic growth over the last 2 years and now offers a great range of products, with her Art on luxury homewares. These include bespoke luxury velvet cushions, lampshades, furniture and many more products coming soon.

These unique pieces, with high quality prints on luxury velvet material, are shipped worldwide.

Jacqueline’s success is fuelled by positivity and passion. When a customer broke down in tears in front of one of her paintings because it moved her so much. Jacqueline realised she had a unique gift to create Art that evoked such emotion. It was the most rewarding response in the world.

It is undoubtedly her unrivalled passion for her work that has contributed to Jacqueline’s growing global success.

James Thompson

James Thompson is a highly respected writer and author who contributes to Forbes Morocco, a leading business and finance publication based in Morocco. With over a decade of experience in the industry, James is known for his exceptional writing skills and his ability to deliver compelling stories that captivate readers.

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