Born 1961, UK-based artist Kurt Jackson is a garduate of the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford. His work reflects a concern with natural history, ecology and environmental issues. He is inspired by the Cornish panorama and elsewhere in Britain and abroad.
This group of pictures spans a period of twenty years of artistic expression with English, French and Cretan vistas sitting side-by-side with still life apples. His paintings frequently carry small commentaries on the scene depicted, and show a fascination with the detail of plants, animals and the countryside within an overall ecology that evokes a calm, spiritual and warm relationship with the landscape.
Jackson has always explored the connection between our environment and us; how we see, feel about and treat the world around us. We may live, work or even just play in the landscape but this link, this way of fitting in and using the world out there, gives us a connection – it moulds us and changes us and sometimes, in turn, may change that world.
Through his painting, Kurt has supported many environmental causes. He was artist in residence on the Greenpeace ship, Esperanza, at the Eden Project and Glastonbury Festival. He is an ambassador for Survival International and frequently works with Friends of the Earth.
Jackson's work is held in many public collections, including Tate Britain, Victoria and Albert Museum and Southampton City Art Gallery.
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