Jacquiline Simone Touba, Ph.D.
Dr. Jacquiline Touba is an artist as well as a sociologist and museum professional. For close to 50 years I created pen and ink drawings of interesting sites on my world travels. After teaching and conducting research abroad for 15 years, my interest in art, education and international affairs prompted me to found the World Awareness Children’s Museum in Glens Falls, NY. After retiring in 2013, I brought my administrative skills to the Board of North Country Arts and the Glens Falls Arts District Committee. I started designing one of a kind necklaces with silver components collected around the world and semi-stones as well as earrings. I continued my artistic and international interests by researching and drawing dancers around the world, birds in mythology. and paintings influenced by Persian miniatures. In 2015, I discovered a new art form of watercolor batik on Japanese Ginwashi paper and applied this technique to my art in vibrant colors.
From 2015 I did a series of coloring books of my pen and ink dancer drawings on five continents and a series of watercolor batiks of selected international dancers, a Birds in Mythology coloring book and selected birds in watercolor batik paintings which are available in note cards as well. The next project has entailed researching Persian miniatures. In 2021 a coloring book, Images of Women in 15th-16th c. Persian miniatures was completed and currently I am working on paintings to illustrate a book of Persian Love Stories from 1000 years ago.
My medium of work is pen and ink and watercolor batik on Japanese ginwashi paper. I have done a series of Dancers Around the World, a dancer in each country on five continents and have made five coloring books of my pen and ink drawings. I also did a series called Birds in Mythology and Images of Women in 15th to 16th c. Persian Miniatures both of which I also have coloring books from the pen and ink drawings. The original watercolored paintings are also available as prints. Next is a series of paintings inspired by 15th to 16th c. Persian miniatures that illustrate Stories from a 1000 Years ago.
- Coloring books available at $15 a piece: Explore Dance in South and Central America, Southern Africa, and Native Americans in North America, Birds in Mythology, and Images of Women in 15th-16th c. Persian Miniatures
- Two sets of Note Cards of 4 Mythological Birds each from original art at 4 for $12 or $4 per piece
- Paintings of Original Dancers in Watercolor Batiks on Japanese Ginwashi Paper, framed $200, or unframed $150
- Collages for $150, Prints of all of the above are also available matted for $40 or unmatted $25
- One-of-a-kind original necklaces with silver world components with semi-precious stones – individually priced, and one-of-a-kind earrings with Indian silver beads and semi-precious stones, $25
All available at my studio, 118A, the Shirt Factory, 71 Lawrence St., Glens Falls, NY, 12801, Hours: Thurs.-Sat. 2 to 5pm or by appointment.