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About The Artist...

Solo Exhibitions:

2017 : Upcoming Easter Exhibition 4th April to 24th April,Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery, Gladstone

2016 January , 13th to 31st, “ Dreaming with Colour and Paint” Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery, Gladstone

2015 “Dreams of Colour an Light”, August. ,  Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery, Gladstone 

2013 December / January 2014 " Big Fella My Country" Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery, Gladstone,NSW

2013 January "Views from The Road" 
Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery, Gladstone,NSW

2012 August "Places to Sea" 
Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery, Gladstone, NSW

2011 "Favourites: Sky Water and Earth" 
Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery, January, Gladstone, NSW

2010 "Colour, Coast and Country" 
Exhibition December2009/2010 January at Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery, Gladstone, NSW

2009 "The Green Room: Forest, Bush and Coast"
Exhibition at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre, Port Macquarie,NSW

2009 "Waters Edge"
January at Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery, Gladstone,NSW

2008 "Coast and Country"
September 2009, Dovetail Gallery, Port Macquarie, NSW.

2008 "Natures Fantastique" 
Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery, Gladstone,NSW

2006 December "Earth Elements: Images of Sky, Sea and Land" 
Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery, Gladstone,NSW

2006 January " Inspirations from the Coast"
Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery, Gladstone,NSW

2005 Spring Exhibition, Netherby House, Kempsey

2005 "Land, Sea and Sky"
June / July, Gallery Oscar , Pymble , Sydney,NSW

2004 "Second Time Round"
Netherby House, Kempsey,NSW

2003 "Its about Time"
Netherby House, Kempsey,NSW

Currently Exhibiting at :

Wonderland Art and Framing, John St, Kempsey, NSW

Majestic Framing and Gallery , Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie, NSW.

The Old Lodge Gallery and Riverbank Cafe, Gladstone, NSW

Scott Jackson Artworks, Studio/ Gallery, Via Crescent Head, NSW

www.scottjacksonartworks.com.au : Website display of images

Group Exhibitions: --------------

The most recent being ;

2009 Malibu Classic Surf Art Exhibition, Crescent Head, NSW.

2008 "Men at Work" Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery, Gladstone NSW

2008 "Coastal Flow" Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery, Gladstone NSW 2008 Malibu Classic Surf Art Exhibition, Crescent Head

2008 Crescent Head Art Exhibition, Crescent Head,

2007 Port Art Feast, Port Macquarie, NSW. October 2007 Annual September Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery , Gladstone

2007 Malibu Classic Surf Art Exhibition, Crescent Head 2006 Adelaide Swift Memorial Art Exhibition, South West Rocks.

2006 Annual Crescent Head P&C Art Exhibition, Crescent Head 2006 Riverside Festival, Kempsey, NSW

2005 Art Fest, Port Macquarie, NSW

2005 Annual Easter Art Exhibition, Port Macquarie

2005 Kempsey Art Prize, Gladstone.

2004 The Old Lodge Gallery and Riverbank Café, Gladstone, NSW

2004 Netherby House, Cafe and Gallery, Kempsey, NSW

2003 Port Macquarie – Hastings Heritage Art Award Exhibition, Port Macquarie

2003 "Hand Made in the Macleay" Exhibition, Netherby House, Kempsey

2003 Annual Crescent Head P&C Art Exhibition, Crescent Head,

2003 Kempsey Art Prize, Gladstone.

2003 Inaugural Art Exhibition and Sale, St Peters, Port Macquarie

2002 Port Macquarie – Hastings Heritage Art Award Exhibition, Port Macquarie

1996- 1999 Roundabout Gallery, Kempsey.

Prior to 1996 various exhibitions Kempsey, Coffs Harbour, and Port Macquarie

Previously Exhibited at:

Hand Mad, Crescent Head, NSW

The John Theiring Contemporary Gallery , Gladstone, NSW

Gaol Break Cafe Gallery, South West Rocks, NSW

Dovetail Design Furniture and Gallery, Port Macquarie, NSW

Greenstone Gallery, Emerald Beach, NSW

Gallery Oscar , Pymble, Sydney

Beaches Restaurant, The Mediterranean Motel, Crescent Head, NSW

Design Establishment, Surry Hills, Sydney,NSW

Netherby House, , Kempsey, NSW

The Art Place,, Dorrigo, NSW

Lake Russell Gallery,Emerald Beach, Coffs Harbour, NSW

The distant Past -----------

Fibre Art Wall Hangings Late 1970s Various Exhibitions and Galleries in Sydney and South East Queensland

Invitations:-------------

2009- 2011 Invited to exhibit at the Florence Biennale, Florence Italy for 2009.

2006- Invited to exhibit at the Florence Biennale, Florence Italy for 2007.

Education:---------------

1981 Bachelor of Arts (Interdisciplinary : Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology), Macquarie University , Sydney

Art Instruction under Alan Jackson, Artist.

Life drawing workshops, Kempsey

Workshops and Teaching:---------------

Facilitated and run the following:

Art Classes in Oil Painting, Kempsey

Art Classes in Acrylic Painting , Kempsey

"Your Art Exhibition", Workshop, for Kempsey Community Art Gallery

Private individual tuition in painting and art practise.

Collections:-----

Scott’s Paintings and Prints hang in numerous private collections including ; Internationally ;The USA, England, Finland, Singapore, New Zealand and Hong Kong and Nationally in Sydney , Brisbane, The Gold Coast, Kempsey, Port Macquarie, Scotts Head, Taree , Armidale, Grafton, Tweed Heads, Crescent Head and South West Rocks. Scott’s prints have also been given as gifts by local government at Australia Day celebrations

Affiliations:---------------

Member National Association of Visual Artists (NAVA)

Other

ARTIST of the MONTH December 2005 on the Arts Mid North Coast website. sjacko1@bigpond.com www.scottjacksonartworks.com.au 122 Wortley Drive ,Via Crescent Head, NSW, 2440 Phone: 0265 660 182

ABN 580 8156 4402

January 2015

Artist Statement

Scott Jackson

Born; Brisbane , Australia

I am an Australian Artist living near Crescent Head on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, about half way between Sydney and Brisbane. Its a great place to live.

  I'm lucky to have the bush, beach and sea to be inspiration for creating paintings.

  A bit of history on me is that I've always been around art and craft my whole life as my dad was also an artist, so are most of my family, so it just seemed sort of normal that the sort of things associated with art and making art have always been laying around or hanging up somewhere.

  I have been creating artworks, including paintings and wall hangings, for over 35 years. I have been seriously painting for about the last 25 years and for the last twelve years I have been lucky enough to be able to work on producing art full time.

  I am essentially a self taught artist (with a few instructions lessons from my Dad) and work mainly in oils and acrylics, with the occasional ink and watercolour. I also like ink drawing and sketching of the landscape and life drawing.

  In particular I like working with painting knives and brushes as it allows me to put the paint on thick and get down some good texture.

  I also like working with various under-painting colours and textures as it can allow some very interesting effects to come through to the upper layers of paint. Oils are particularly good when working with transparent colours.

  I'm especially intrigued by the "sgraffito" or scratching back effects that can be achieved through layers of colour and as a method of incorporating detail in thick painted textures. I like working on the surfaces of canvas on board, wood or hardboard and stretched canvas and linen.

  I would probably classify my work as impressionist and expressionist landscape, seascape and skyscapes, either way its just the type of paintings I make so I don't get to hung up on what they might be classified as. I just like making them and lots of people like looking at them and purchasing them, so that's great.

  On the subject and composition of the paintings ..... I've always been involved in the lifestyle associated with the coast and the bush from fishing, diving and surfing to bush walking and camping so it seems that many of my paintings are associated with beaches, headlands, bush, nature and landscape.

  My paintings will tend to be places I've been or seen as well as composites of the various aspects of the site and the natural world that have appealed to me. So mix this with the beauty of the colour and the texture of paint and then I can really have some fun.

In 2011 we took a long drive right around Australia and down to The Centre, so you can imagine how many things I still have to paint. (see the trip map below !)

 Thanks for looking at the work. Hope you enjoyed it.

Scott Jackson