Jacqueline Kasemier was born in 1948 in Groningen. She was educated, equally in Groningen, at the Academy of Fine Arts Minerva. She paints in the tradition of the realists and her subjects are derived amongst others from mythology or from history.
Thus she painted a series of portraits of Margherita di Domenico Bandini, the wife of the 14th centurys Merchant of Prato; another series of portraits and themes based on the diaries of the 17th centurys Englishman Samuel Pepys, as well as one more series of former mistresses
Apart from thematic representations she also paints still lifes, landscapes, as well as portraits by commission.
Her refinedly painted still lifes often contain symbolic references for example to vanitas motives.
Jacqueline Kasemier regularly incorporates fresco - like parts from both Greek or Roman antiquity in her oeuvre.
The incorporated fresci mostly have their origins in Pompeji or the neighborhood of Florence.
One can see an abstract incorporation of the material next to a realistic approach to promote a refined vivacity.
This way of handling various styles of painting enhances both the pleasure of looking, as well as of painting itself.