Jacqueline Treloar was born in Penzance, UK and now lives in Toronto, Canada.
Jacqueline graduated from the Central School of Art and Design in London, England in 1970 with a Bachelors degree in Textiles and awarded with a Leverhulme Travelling Scholarship which permitted her to take up apprenticeships in New York, Paris, and finally Como, Lombardy where she lived from 1972-1984 as a textile design studio owner collaborating with the great Comasco and Milanese printing and fashion houses and working with clients within Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany and New York City. In 1984 she moved to Toronto, and from 1987 to 2000 exhibited large elaborately painted and layered fabric panel in regional galleries and public spaces with many winning important awards. She returned to Toronto Canada after living and working in Palermo, Sicily from 2000-2003. She presently has a mixed media art practice combining painting, textiles and a variety of supports producing complex pieces imbibed with rich art historical references and the importance of place and people in her subject matter.