Jackie Berridge lives and works from her home studio in the rural town of Southwell, Nottinghamshire. She graduated in 1995 with a BA in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent University specialising in abstract painting and drawing. Her work took a new direction when she embarked on an MA in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art (Anglian Ruskin University) when her paintings became more figurative.
Jackie has been the recipient of many prizes, including the Maude Gemmell Hutchinson prize at Royal Scottish Academy in 2022 where she was one of four invited artists to participate in the RSA annual exhibition.
In 2007 she set up and managed Harrington Mill Studios and gallery in Long Eaton, Nottingham where she organised and curated exchanges and exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally in Sweden, Greece, Chicago and France. Although HMS closed in 2018 she continues to participate in Platforms Projects, an artist-led art fair in Athens. In 2022 she curated a booth, inviting 18 invited artists to make small works on the theme of 'Telling Tales'.