TONY JACKSON

Tony (born in England in 1945) studied painting at Bath Academy of Art (1963-66).  He then worked as an Art Teacher in secondary schools for 30 years, and was the Director of Expressive Arts at the Cavendish School in Hemel Hempstead.

He took early retirement in 1996 to concentrate on his painting, and the development of Adult Education classes in general Art and Design, Landscape and Portrait drawing. He gives many demonstrations and workshops in the use of acrylics and pastels to Art Societies.

Since 1996 he and his wife Jackie have got very involved in a charity, The Institute for Indian Mother and Child, working near Calcutta, India. His regular visits have led to him making many studies and taking numerous  photographs which are the basis of much of his current work.

His landscapes, still life and studies of life in India are mainly in acrylics on board, canvas or watercolour paper, often done on a coloured ground of burnt umber or yellow ochre, and using a restricted palette of primary colours and white. The aim is to achieve balance and harmony throughout the various parts of the design. Much of his work is on his personal website at
http://get.to/tjackson



RECENT EXHIBITIONS
June 2001    Art in the Nave exhibition at St Mary's Church,
                     Hemel Hempstead - 6 paintings
Dec 2000-Jan 2001  Institute of Child Health Gallery. London
                      30 India Paintings
Sept 2000 Exhibition at the artists home
                      (Hertfordshire Open Studios scheme)
March 2000  Hemel Hempstead Old Town Arts Centre

                     India paintings
Feb  2000    Watford Central Library, Herts,   
                     Mixed general exhibition.
Oct 1999     Once Upon A Time gallery, Bushey Heath,
                    North London  - 4 Still Life and Landscape paintings.
Sept 1999    Exhibition at the artists home
                    (Hertfordshire Open Studios scheme)
May 1999     Artistic License Gallery,
                     Chalk Farm,  London  - 4 Still Life paintings
July 1998      Mayfair Health Centre, London W1
                      Large canvasses on the theme of  India.


" Some Bottles "
By Tony Jackson
Pastel Study

" Some Bottles "
By Tony Jackson
Pastel Study