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Wildlives: Daily Encounters with the Animals of Cornwall.
A Cornish Bestiary: Part 2 (A selection of new and touring work)

Winter 2015/Spring 2016.

Remarkable creatures in a remarkable place.

 

“In all our daily lives we encounter wildlife in one form or another, whether we live in the urban ‘jungle’ or rural ‘Arcadia’ – not necessarily rare, unusual species – but all of interest and I feel these experiences deserve our acknowledgement.

In my case my way of acknowledging these creatures around me here in Cornwall is to paint or draw them; and what could be more apt than to exhibit these paintings in St Just – at the heart of where they were created.”

Natural history and the arts have been the two threads running throughout Jackson’s life.

Jackson has chosen to look again at zoology and make a body of work about fauna. Many of the subjects are the day to day animals he comes across – the birds, insects, fish but others have been sought out – looked for – the more unusual species.

The idea of a bestiary goes back to medieval times when religious instruction led to the interpretation of animal life often using beautiful illustrations for this purpose. Later many artists followed this idea but without the religious context.

This exhibition aims to celebrate the diversity of life around Jackson in his day to day life in Cornwall. The moth on the windowpane, the fish in the pond, the toad in the garden, the bird on the roof.


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  • The big basker. 2013.
    oil on canvas.
    122 x 122cm.
  • I can just hear the robin above the roar of the stream. Cot Valley. February 2015.
    mixed media on wood panel.
    60 x 60cm.
  • Wave shadows, oystercatchers call. May 2015.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 62cm.
  • Newlyn lobster, 2kg. November 2015.
    mixed media on paper.
    44 x 45cm.
  • Stonechat, chough, peregrine. Zawn a Bal. July 2014.
    mixed media on wood panel.
    60x60cm.
  • Gulls and sunburn and white bodies. June 2014.
    mixed media on wood panel.
    60cm x 60cm.
  • The flight of a wagtail, along the beach through the showers. May 2015.
    mixed media on wood panel.
    60 x 60cm.
  • Gannets flying south through the storm. Gulls flying backwards in the gales. August 2012.
    mixed media on paper.
    56 x 61cm.
  • Mother and foal, Long Croft. September 2012.
    charcoal, pencil and ink on paper.
    50 x 65cm.
  • Wet buzzard in the rain. October 2012. mixed media on paper. 56 x 60cm.
    Wet buzzard in the rain. October 2012.
    mixed media on paper.
    56 x 60cm.
  • Down to the sea, a winters afternoon, Cot stream. February 2015.
    mixed media on wood panel.
    60x60cm.
  • Cornish beetles. 2015. (detail)
    bronze on oak.
    35 x 20cm.
  • The first bumble bee of the year, Cot Valley morning. March 2015.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.
  • Mordros and rock pipit.
    mixed media on canvas.
    122 x122cm.
  • Cornish lobster 2.6kg. November 2015.
    mixed media on paper.
    44 x 50cm.
  • Pied wagtails and rock pipits amongst the seaweed. May 2015.
    mixed media on wood panel.
    60 x 60cm.
  • My mad chicken, the Cornishman. January 2013.
    mixed media on paper.
    56 x 62cm.
  • Mussels from the beach, Hemmick. May 2013.
    mixed media on paper.
    14 x 19.5cm.
  • Cornish John Dory. May 2014.
    mixed media on board.
    31 x 32cm.
  • Only the Rock Pipits for company. 2015.
    mixed media on canvas.
    122 x 122cm.
  • Clams, mussels, limpets and winkles. 2015.
    mixed media on canvas.
    91 x 91cm.
  • The rock pipit sings to me. May 2015.
    mixed media on wood panel.
    61 x 61cm.
  • The little fish. October 2011.
    acrylic on board.
    20 x 22cm.
  • Sand eels. Autumn 2012.
    acrylic on board.
    23 x 24cm.
  • Toad found on the doorstep. November 2012.
    acrylic on board.
    21 x 21cm.
  • Riding the surf. March 2012.
    acrylic on board.
    22 x 20cm.
  • Cornish costal cattle. October 2012.
    acrylic on board.
    22 x 23cm.
  • Scilly sparrows. May 2012.
    acrylic on board.
    21 x 23cm.
  • Scilly jellyfish and periwinkles. August 2013.
    acrylic on board.
    19.5 x 22.5cm.
  • A green woodpecker flies across Kenidjack valley. January 2013.
    mixed media on board.
    18.5 x 18.5cm.
  • Shield bug in the November sunshine. 2012.
    pencil, crayon and collage on paper.
    19 x 17cm.
  • Large white. 2012.
    earthenware 34cm diameter.
  • Speckled wood. 2012.
    earthenware.
    34cm diameter.
  • Dawn chorus. 2015.
    bronze, steel, ceramic and wood.
    108 x 44 x 30cm.

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