Welcome to studio tempera! My name is Jacqueline Wheelaghan Mehring and I am an artist and illustrator.

The Lost Chick is an example of one of my punch needle embroidery pieces. The idea came from an infatuation I had when I was 17 with a bloke who called all the girls he met “chicks,” which I hated! It’s about growing up, the transition from the “cocoon” of childhood to the adult world, and feeling lost along the way…