Jacobs is a former fashion reporter who gave up Prada for Patagonia.
In 1993, the British born artist and travel/style writer put away
her pen as a fashion columnist fro the New York Post to travel,
paint and design.
It was not her first foray into the world of art: she once created
wildly coloured hand kitted clothing, selling to private clients
and several New York boutiques. However, Paris beckoned. While living
there, she covered the European fashion shows for the Post and publication
like Self, all while traveling and discovering painting on silk.
Her art ranges from velvet wall hangings to Oriental inspired abstractions
on silk taffeta; her designs can be classified as art to wear. Clients
include models, artists, actress Quessn Latifah, TV personality
Daisy Fuentes, best selling author Harriette Cole and Obie Award
winning actor Dael Orlandersmith. Her work has been featured in
Essence, the New York Times, New York, Cigar Aficionado, House and
Garden, Black Elegance and Fibrearts.
A chance assignment has her covering the Eco Challenge adventure
race in the jungles of Borneo for TV Guide. Soon followed trips
to New Zealand and Fiji; it did not take long before she became
hooked on the sport, mountain biking, hiking, rope and kayaking)
and decided she had to try it, competing in several races in Colorado
and New York. She is now Co-authors an online outdoors sports column
aimed at the urban adventurer, Divas in the Dirt (www.divasinthe
Now her life is many things. As well as training for various competitions,
she travels around looking for adventures, like riding elephants
in Thailand, dog sledding in Lake Tahoe, lava tube exploring in
Hawaii and circumnavigating St. John (USVI) by kayak. She’s
writing a book based on living outside the box, inspired by her
orange Pumas; she’s also proposing a show for television based
on her adventures.
Full figured and fit, PJ says “If I can do the things I do,
anyone can.” That is just one of her mantras. Give her time,
she’ll think of another.
transVoyeur and the Artist
London born, but world traveled, and based in New York, her experiences
of other cultures is extensive, touching on the ethnic through to
popular culture, the arts and media. transVoyeur is a natural progression
in her personal and artistic developments, but imbued by an empathic
affiliation with others in the cultural and creative developments
of contemporary arts between New York and Liverpool.