Original Oil by Andrew T. JacksonMessage
”To capture what a place feels like at night is how I am inspired to paint since the age of 19. For more than half my life, I have applied my best efforts and attention to seeing and translating light onto canvas."
Mentored in his early 20's by John Mason of Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA, he was given every opportunity to learn and show his art. He was well received and quickly taken under the wing by many gallery owners and artists in the area.
He opened his self-named gallery and mastered his signature techniques of color, contrast, control and mood during this time. After several years (armed with a formidable practical education and a desire to truly find his own style) he accepted an invitation to attend the prestigious Art Student's League in New York City. In 1997, he closed his gallery and moved to New York.
He returned to Monterey in 1999.
He and wife Sunshine opened Outer Edge Studio in 2004 with the intent to show street artists in a gallery setting.
This was a new concept for both the gallery and street art worlds, and many of the artists were showing in this way for the first time. The venture was a success. At Outer Edge Studio's peak, they hosted Shepard Fairey, David Choe, BASK, and TES ONE.
It was during this time Andrew took a break from painting, began publishing prints and developed his patented "The Intensity Wheel: A Color Mixing Guide."
In 2012, he accepted the position of Mentor at the Youth Arts Collective in Monterey, CA.
"Learning by being mentored at age 19 and then giving this back to 14-22 year-olds has been a real gift in my life. Through this, I gave myself back to painting and allowed my creativity in new ways." -Andrew T. Jackson
A professional Fine Artist since 1991, Andrew Jackson has over 30 years experience working with galleries, publishers, collectors, and artists. He was once the youngest gallery owner in Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA, and ran his one-man gallery from 1995-1998.
He spent several years working as a color specialist for Silvergraph Studios. His design credits include: The Color Wheel Company's “Grayscale and Value finder” and his self published “Intensity Wheel: A Color Mixing Guide”.
Andrew and artist David Choe published 11 giclee print editions including his favorite: “City Girl” (150). It remains one of his cherished pieces and hangs on a wall in his home.