Jacqueline Sferra Rada is inspired by nature and/or the nuances of atmospheric changes as well as architecture as it relates to surrounding nature. Her media includes acrylic glaze on gessoed paper and pastel on paper. The sparse style and subtle tones of each work reflect a deep bond to the vastness and simplicity of nature which she translates from the purely material to the realm of the transcendental. Her subject matter can be seen as a diary of locations visited which convey both a nostalgic memory of the simplicity and restorative effects of nature which have become increasingly overlooked in lieu of technology. And as a future documentary comparison of the marring effects that industry and commerce cumulatively have on the landscape. A native of New York, Sferra Rada lives in Manhattan and maintains a studio in Long Island City. Her formal art studies began at the Brooklyn Museum Art School and continued at Hunter College where she graduated cum laude with a BA Fine Arts.