Robert C. Jackson is active/lives in Delaware, Pennsylvania, North Carolina. Robert Jackson is known for whimsical still life and contempory realist painting.
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I am a contemporary realist still life painter that enjoys incorporating whimsical and narrative elements into my artwork. Primarily I have been self taught having been schooled in Electrical Engineering and working in the ministry before settling on a full-time vocation as a painter.
In my paintings, I have been exploring light and many of the aspects in which the word "light" conjures in one's mind. Not only do I enjoy working with the physical presence of light in my still life compositions, I am intrigued by the idea of whether fun and somewhat humorous work can stir the soul rather than allowing dark somber works to hold that exclusive copyright. Of course, light may also be revealed in the spiritual and I desire for my artwork to give the viewer a departure point for meditation, a modern icon.
My own work has been influenced most by Scott Fraser and Daniel Sprick who have become my mentors and friends in addition other contemporary realist artists such as Antonio Lopez Garcia, Isabel Quintanilla, and Richard Maury.
Robert C. Jackson (b. 1964 Kinston, NC) is a contemporary realist still life artist. The path that brought him to this full time and fulfilling career as an artist is somewhat varied and unusual.
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Robert graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1986 and proceeded to work as a systems engineer designing radio systems for Motorola for the next 5 years.
He left engineering, not for painting, but for the ministry working at Cedar Ridge Community Church in Spencerville, MD as an assistant pastor for the next 6 years.
Since 1997 Robert has been painting full time and exhibiting his work in various galleries from coast to coast.
Presently, Robert lives in Kennett Square, PA with his wife and three children.
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