Kurt Jackson

RWA Born: 1961

Kurt Jackson was born in Dorset in 1961 to artist parents. He has been exhibiting extensively across the United Kingdom and internationally since the 1980s. In 2015 Kurt Jackson and his wife founded the Jackson Foundation in their home of St Just-in-Penwith, exhibiting contemporary exhibitions in partnership with a variety of environmental and non-profit organisations.

Kurt Jackson’s artistic practice ranges from his trademark visceral plein-air sessions to studio work and embraces an extensive range of materials and techniques including mixed media, large canvases, printmaking and sculpture. He focuses on the complexity, diversity and fragility of the natural world. This has led to artist-in-residencies on the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, the Eden Project and for 20 years he has been artist-in-residence at Glastonbury Festival.