David Michael Jackson the Artist

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David Jackson: Artist, Art Instructor, and Editor

About Me: Greetings! I’m David Jackson, an accomplished artist, art instructor, and editor with a degree from the University of Tennessee. With over 40 years of rich experience in the art industry and 31 years as a dedicated art publisher for Artvilla, The Magazine of Modern Art, Poetry, and Music, I bring a wealth of expertise to the world of art. My latest artistic creations are showcased at SaleforArt.com, where you can explore my diverse collection of contemporary art.

Artist Statement: As both an artist and publisher, I prioritize providing accurate and dependable information to my audience. I am dedicated to adhering to Artabys’ guidelines in all my publications to ensure the highest quality for my readers.

At Artabys, we are committed to promoting art education and awareness. Our website offers a range of informative articles on various art-related topics, including ceramics, painting, sculpture, and more. These articles are meticulously researched and crafted by experts in their respective fields, ensuring our readers have access to reliable and up-to-date information.

For those interested in my artwork, please visit SaleforArt.com to discover my latest pieces. I offer a wide selection of contemporary art, including paintings, sculptures, and mixed media creations, each meticulously crafted by my own hands with utmost care and attention to detail.

Introduction to David Jackson: Artabys proudly introduces artist David Jackson, whose essence is woven into every stroke on canvas. With over four decades of experience, David has been painting the world through his unique lens. Specializing in acrylic oil paintings, he brings narratives to life on grand canvases. His masterpieces transcend mere artwork; they serve as mirrors to the soul, revealing abstract stories with concealed meanings and authentic portrayals of rural Tennessee life.

Experience and Background: • Over 40 years of practice as an artist. • Featured in numerous local events and galleries across Middle Tennessee. • Conducts art workshops and mentors emerging artists online via Artvilla.com, where a vast library of online art tutorials is curated. • Over 30 years of expertise in designing and equipping art studios, with mastery in color coordination, color design, color blending, paints, paint brushes, and all aspects of art supplies across pottery, painting, and drawing. • Holds a degree from the University of Tennessee.

Techniques & Styles: • Proficiency in acrylic oil painting. • Creation of abstract art with underlying meanings. • Realistic landscapes capturing the essence of rural Tennessee life.

Ed Shears, an art enthusiast, remarked, “David’s unparalleled use of colors stands as a testament to his art expertise and depth of understanding. With colors that flow harmoniously, he paints landscapes that do more than capture a view – they tell tales of the simple, grounded life in rural Tennessee.”

Themes & Motifs: • Depiction of the simple life in rural Tennessee. • Abstract representations of life’s mysteries and stories. • Utilization of color and form to convey harmony and narrative.

Specializations: • Acrylic oil paintings on large canvases. • Creation of abstract art with profound meanings. • Crafting storytelling landscapes that captivate viewers.

Materials: • Utilizes acrylics and oil paints. • Prefers canvas, especially large canvases to accommodate his distinctive style.

Philosophy or Approach: • Views art as a reflection of life’s concealed meanings and deeper narratives. • Draws inspiration from the simplicity and authenticity of rural Tennessee life. • Uses color to convey harmony and emotion, weaving tales through his landscapes.

Achievements and Accolades: • Featured artist in the “Here We Are Now” exhibition at Middle Tennessee State College’s Todd Art Gallery. • Active participation in the Boro Art Crawl, showcasing the finest visual arts in Murfreesboro. • Displayed works at the Church Street Art Gallery in Murfreesboro.

My commitment to excellence in the arts has led to recognition in various local events and esteemed galleries across Middle Tennessee. Notably, I had the privilege of being featured in Middle Tennessee State College’s Todd Gallery as part of the “Here We Are Now” exhibition, curated by Dr. Barbara and Mr. Leroy Hodges. This exhibition celebrated a diverse spectrum of artistic expression, reflecting on themes such as politics, the pandemic, public health, societal concerns, and cultural history.

Furthermore, I have actively contributed to community events, such as the Boro Art Crawl, since its inception in 2015. This event serves as a platform for talented artists, ranging from professionals to emerging talents, highlighting the best in arts and entertainment.

The Church Street Art Gallery in Murfreesboro, renowned for showcasing the incredible talents of national and regional artists, also takes pride in featuring my exemplary works. Situated at the heart of Murfreesboro’s historic town square, this venue has been instrumental in elevating the importance of local art organizations.

Affiliations: • Actively involved as a member of the Rutherford County Art Alliance. • Participant in community events that support local artists, such as the Boro Art Crawl. • Collaboration with renowned galleries and educational institutions like Middle Tennessee State University Department of Art and Design.

Reinforcing my dedication to the arts, I am a proud member of the Rutherford County Art Alliance, an advocacy group passionately committed to uniting and promoting arts, culture, and heritage throughout Rutherford County, Tennessee. This alliance firmly believes that creativity, community, and collaboration can bring about transformative changes.

In summary, I am more than just an artist; I am a storyteller, a visionary, and an ambassador for the profound and transformative power of art. Whether it’s through the hidden meanings in my abstract works or the tales of simple life in my landscapes, I invite viewers to embark on a journey of reflection, understanding, and appreciation. – Ed Shears