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Artists who paint food….Robert C. Jackson….

On line and land based galleries:   Gallery 1261 Downtown Denver, Colorado.  http://www.gallery1261.com/html_artists/jackson/jackson.htm

Gallery Henoch in New York, City.        http://www.galleryhenoch.com/artists/jackson/jackson.html

low price range: $3,000

high price range: $14,000

A brief clip showing the artist working on a painting titled the “Feast” A modern take on the dogs playing cards idea, he paints dog balloon animals sitting down and ready to eat a meal with knifes and forks in hand! Over 4,200 pictures are included in time lapse photography mode.

The artist was born in Kinston, North Carolina in 1964. He attended the University of Delaware and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering. He worked for Motorola for a few years. After this he found his next devotion, an assistant pastor for a church in Maryland. He currently lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and children. It was only after becoming a pastor that he started to concentrate on his painting.

This artist has also used boxes to make reference to Richard Diebenkorn’s Oceanpark series. I hope he uses the boxes to make reference to my favorite colorist Mark Rothco, I haven’t seen one yet but have my fingers crossed.  Other artist’s he has channeled include Jasper Johns.

I am not a huge fan of the boring fruit on a table that you see painted by modern day masters such as Sherrie McGraw or David Leffel. The compositions are almost the same as Rembrandt’s time. I like for the artist to innovate in design or add something from the current era to make it more their own work. The artist Robert C. Jackson has become famous for his paintings of soda pop box containers. Great because they signify an era when the public thought bigger was better. Its great fun also as the typography used in those days was not as perfect as our digital age advertising. Its the imperfections in the boxes, the worn paint and wood, that give added excitement to the viewer.

The artist renders many different textures in his paintings from the boxes, to balloon animals made into dogs, to apples used as substitutes for humans in many different action poses such as jumping and fighting. This artist brings humor to the fine art world, my favorite humorous artist with a high degree of technical capability.

I love the creativity of this artist! Great textures on his paintings. Also many references to artist’s of the past such as Diebenkorn but with a very modern edge.  Scenes like the apples relaxing and enjoying a cigar are sure to rouse a smile out of even the strictest realism fan. A great sense of design by his use of color and repeating shapes such as the apple or balloons thru out the painting.

How about drawing or painting some vegetables having a duel with swords!

Happy painting!

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