2016 128th Annual Exhibition Guest Painter
Kurt Jackson MA (Oxon) DLitt (Hon) RWA was born in 1961 in Blandford, Dorset. He graduated from St Peter’s College, Oxford, with a degree in Zoology in 1983. While there, he spent most of his time painting and attending courses at Ruskin College of Art, Oxford. On gaining his degree he travelled extensively and exotically with his wife, Caroline, painting wherever he went. They moved to Cornwall in 1984 where they still live and work. He paints in mixed media.
Most of Jackson's work reflects a commitment to the environment and the natural world. He
has been Artist in Residence on the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, at the Eden Project and at Glastonbury Festival. He is an ambassador for many environmental and natural world charities and organisations. He is an academician of the Royal West of England Academy.
He has found some celebrity over the last thirty years and several monographs have been published on his career so far and a book based on his exhibition 'Place' was released in 2014. A collection of his poetry 'And' was produced in 2011. Jackson regularly contributes to radio and television and presents environmentally informed art documentaries for the BBC. He was the subject for an award winning BBC documentary ‘A Picture of Britain’. His works on show in this exhibition were all painted in Scotland.
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