We take pride in being part of the art community, encouraging and supporting local artists. We rotate artists on or about the first of each month.
These watercolor--with some ink and digital--illustrations produced for my online science fiction adventure comic strip take a great deal of inspiration from both modern and classic science fiction stories, comics, serials, and films, as well as from the history of space exploration, observation, and theory. Ben Chamberlain
Carl Jackson has been an Artist, Art Instructor for over 30 years. Along the way he has been an illustrator, arts administrator, and gallery director. His work is included in various public collections including the Boston Public Library, The Addison Gallery of American Art, The Brooklyn Museum, and Rutgers University. His work has been shown nationally, having been included in two Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibitions, a number of national competitive exhibitions and many private galleries.
In my paintings I portray symbolic beings that reflect my inner experience and life process. I believe art has a profound healing influence, connecting both the artist and the viewer through the deception of beauty, truth, and the recognition of the human spirit. Most of my work is rendered intuitively, built up in layers of paint, collage, beeswax, and other mixed media.
Some of the paintings shown here are included in a deck of hand-painted oracle cards called the Illuminated Earth Oracle, which will be available this Summer. The deck features 63 original illustrations inspired by the beauty and mystery of the natural world, along with concepts of the shared human experience.