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Kurt Jackson 
Frenchman’s Creek

August 17 2019 – February 22nd 2020.

In this breathtaking new body of work, leading contemporary artist Kurt Jackson immerses himself – sometimes literally – in a tributary of the Helford River, an area of Atlantic temperate rainforests. A unique landscape of sessile oak woodlands meeting the tide that famously inspired Daphne du Maurier’s 1941 novel Frenchman’s Creek.

This is a fragile place, a delicate and ancient piece of land and water – a beautiful place to linger, watch and witness; the slow tides and seasonal shifts in dress. The wet mud reflects the foliage or lack of it above, but below the fallen oak branches and trunks are always present – charcoal and umber strands snaking across my composition.


All is worthy of capture and celebration on my boards and paper and canvas, on the page on my lap or back in the studio.  

– Kurt Jackson

 

– The exhibition catalogue for Kurt Jackson’s Frenchman’s Creek is available here. –

 

  • Oaken mud. 2018.
    mixed media on canvas.
    102 x 76cm.

    POA.
  • Screech of a Jay, late afternoon, winter across the creek. 2018.
    mixed media on canvas board.
    61 x 61cm.

    £8,000.
  • Picked by Maisie for me. 2017.
    mixed media on museum board.
    23 x 22cm.

    £3,500.
  • Helford low water. 2017.
    mixed media on wood panel.
    60 x 60cm.

    £8,000.
  • Two kingfishers fly pass me, hornets buzz by, eels at my feet. 2018.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,000.
  • Robin ticking, damp evening. 2014.
    mixed media on wood panel.
    60 x 60cm.

    £8,000.
  • Big fish jump. 2017.
    mixed media on wood panel.
    60 x 60cm.

    £8,000.
  • Jays arguing in the oaks above the creek. 2017.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,000.
  • Fish bird. 2019.
    bronze and serpentine.
    16 x 19 x 4cm.

    POA.
  • The buzzard’s mew echoes up the creek. 2017.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,000.
  • Lazy oaken waters. 2019.
    mixed media on linen.
    178 x 200cm.

    POA.
  • High tide and the oaks have their toes and fingertips in the water. 2018.
    mixed media on canvas board.
    61 x 61cm.

    £8,000.
  • Fireside pyjama bottoms Frenchman’s Creek Cottage, Helford, Cornwall. December 2014.
    mixed media on museum board.
    23.5 x 24.5cm.

    £3,250.
  • Cornish rainforest. Frenchman’s Creek Cottage- the palm. December 2014.
    mixed media on paper.
    56 x 62cm.

    £8,000.
  • A wader’s fluting call echoes up and down Frenchman’s Creek. 2015.
    mixed media on linen.
    198.5cm x 226.5cm.

    POA.
  • Frenchman’s Creek wind in the treetops, ebbing tide, weak sunlight. December 2014.
    mixed media on mount board.
    60.5 x 60.5cm.

    £8,000.
  • Snow. Silence, only the muttering of a blackbird. Frenchmans Creek. January 2013.
    acrylic on board.
    20 x 20cm.

    £3,250.
  • Robin, redstart, wild garlic, mud, oak, salt water, fresh water. 2019.
    mixed media on linen.
    206 x 99cm.

    POA.
  • Above the creek with the longtailed tits. 2018.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,000.
  • Bird, oak ,fish. 2019.
    serpentine, oak, slate.
    27 x 24 x 16cm.

    POA.
  • Low water, bird twitter. 2018.
    mixed media on canvas.
    102 x 76cm.

    POA.
  • Frenchman’s buzzard. 2018.
    mixed media on canvas.
    102 x 76cm.

    POA.
  • High water between the oaks. 2018.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,000.
  • Frenchman’s high water. 2018.
    mixed media on canvas.
    102 x 76cm.

    POA.
  • Egrets, mud and oaks. 2015.
    mixed media on linen, two panels.
    122.5 x 155cm.

    POA.
  • Glass of pussy willow and celandine. 2018.
    mixed media on museum board.
    24 x 22cm.

    £3,500.
  • Mr and Mrs Swan and their four cygnets pass. 2018.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,000.
  • FC22 Low sun, low water, Frenchman’s. 2018.
    mixed media on canvas board.
    61 x 51cm.

    £7,750.
  • Helford evening. 2017.
    mixed media on wood panel.
    60 x 60cm.

    £8,000.
  • Mouth of the Helford. 2018.
    mixed media on canvas board.
    61 x 61cm.

    £8,000.
  • Between the twitter of the robin and the burble of the stream. 2018.
    mixed media on canvas board.
    61 x 51cm.

    £7,750.
  • Birdfish. 2019.
    serpentine.
    16 x 30 x 8cm.

    POA.
  • Stink of a fox, stink of wild garlic. 2018.
    mixed media on canvas board.
    61 x 51cm.

    £7,750.
  • The tidal limit, Frenchman’s Creek stream. 2014.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,000.
  • Sundowner. 2017.
    mixed media on wood panel.
    60 x 60cm.

    £8,000.
  • Tide slowly inches its way up the creek, a boat appears. 2017.
    mixed media on wood panel.
    60 x 60cm.

    £8,000.
  • Low water, curlew wail. 2017.
    mixed media on wood panel.
    60 x 60cm.

    £8,000.
  • Dark and wooded Frenchman’s Creek. 2013.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,000.
  • Autumn oaks and the Iron Duke wreck. 2017.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,000.
  • Helford hazel and oak. 2010.
    mixed media on paper.
    56 x 58cm.

    £8,000.
  • Sunlight and showers, mercury and silver. 2017.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,000.
  • Frenchman’s wreck. 2017.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,000.
  • The oaks have their fingertips and toes in the water, Helford oaks. 2017.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,000.
  • Frenchman’s oaks. 2010.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,000.
  • Boaty, sunny Helford River. 2018.
    mixed media on museum board.
    34 x 35cm.

    £5,250.
  • Drip, drip, drip. Frenchman’s Creek. 2009.
    mixed media on paper.
    45 x 58cm.

    £6,750.
  • The oaks have their feet in the water. 2010.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,000.
  • he owls wake up and hoot, the egrets go off to roost. 2017.
    mixed media on museum board.
    37 x 41cm.

    £5,500.
  • Winter late afternoon, the creek’s wonky oaks. 2010.
    mixed media on museum board.
    17 x 22cm.

    £3,000.
  • Daffs from the field above the creek. 2017.
    mixed media on museum board.
    20 x 17cm.

    £3,000.
  • Stream to the creek. 2018.
    mixed media on museum board.
    41 x 38cm.

    £5,500.
  • Morning into Frenchman’s Creek. 2017.
    mixed media on museum board.
    18 x 21cm.

    £3,250.
  • Creek, bird, branch, fish 2018.
    bronze, oak, serpentine.
    25 x 22 x 10cm including base.

    £7,000.
  • Tide on the turn. 2017.
    mixed media on museum board.
    27 x 30cm.

    £4,500.
  • Catkins, snowdrops, primroses. 2018.
    oil on museum board.
    18 x 17cm.

    £3,000.
  • FC56 Serene across the creek. 2010.
    mixed media on museum board.
    19 x 20cm.

    £3,000.
  • Midday, Spring low water. 2018.
    mixed media on museum board.
    25 x 24cm.

    £3,500.
  • Mouth of the creek. 2017.
    mixed media on museum board.
    19 x 22cm.

    £3,250.
  • NFS
  • Owls calling across the creek. 2017.
    mixed media on museum board.
    28 x 30cm.

    £4,000.
  • December low water and stillness. 2014.
    mixed media on museum board.
    21 x 21cm.

    £3,250.
  • On the mud. 2018.
    mixed media on museum board.
    22 x 20cm.

    £3,250.
  • Green walls. 2018.
    mixed media on museum board.
    23 x 25cm.

    £3,500.
  • Night falls on the Helford. 2017.
    mixed media on museum board.
    16 x 22cm.

    £3,250.
  • Birds above, Fish below. 2019.
    cornish tin and pewter.
    15 x 30 x 10cm including base.

    £7,000.
  • Helford the birds are so loud in the evening. 2017.
    mixed media on museum board.
    22 x 23cm.

    £3,500.
  • Weak winter sunlight. 2018.
    mixed media on museum board.
    18 x 20cm.

    £3,000.
  • Frenchman’s Creek cottage. 2014.
    mixed media on museum board.
    20 x 20cm.

    £3,250.
  • High tide green waters. 2014.
    mixed media on museum board.
    23 x 18cm.

    £3,250.
  • Misty Helford morning. 2018.
    mixed media on museum board.
    22 x 21cm.

    £3,250.
  • Sunset gig rowing up the Helford. 2018.
    mixed media on museum board.
    24 x 25cm.

    £3,500.
  • Twilight, owl call. 2014.
    mixed media on paper.
    16 x 18cm.

    £3,000.
  • Frenchmans creek. 2019.
    copper, pewter and tin.
    22 x 20 x 10cm including base.

    £7,000.
  • Evening, whimbrel calling. 2018.
    mixed media on museum board.
    20 x 19cm.

    £3,000.

Kurt Jackson – Frenchman’s Creek

August 31st – November 2nd 2019:
Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm.

December 20th 2019 – January 4th 2020:
Open Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm. Saturday 10am – 1pm. (Closed 23rd, 24th and Bank Holidays.)

February 17th – 22nd 2020:
Open Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm. Saturday 10am – 1pm.

  • Oaken mud. 2018.
    mixed media on canvas.
    102 x 76cm.

    POA.
  • Screech of a Jay, late afternoon, winter across the creek. 2018.
    mixed media on canvas board.
    61 x 61cm.

    £8,000.
  • Picked by Maisie for me. 2017.
    mixed media on museum board.
    23 x 22cm.

    £3,500.
  • Helford low water. 2017.
    mixed media on wood panel.
    60 x 60cm.

    £8,000.
  • Two kingfishers fly pass me, hornets buzz by, eels at my feet. 2018.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,000.
  • Robin ticking, damp evening. 2014.
    mixed media on wood panel.
    60 x 60cm.

    £8,000.
  • Big fish jump. 2017.
    mixed media on wood panel.
    60 x 60cm.

    £8,000.
  • Jays arguing in the oaks above the creek. 2017.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,000.
  • Fish bird. 2019.
    bronze and serpentine.
    16 x 19 x 4cm.

    POA.
  • The buzzard’s mew echoes up the creek. 2017.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,000.
  • Lazy oaken waters. 2019.
    mixed media on linen.
    178 x 200cm.

    POA.
  • High tide and the oaks have their toes and fingertips in the water. 2018.
    mixed media on canvas board.
    61 x 61cm.

    £8,000.
  • Fireside pyjama bottoms Frenchman’s Creek Cottage, Helford, Cornwall. December 2014.
    mixed media on museum board.
    23.5 x 24.5cm.

    £3,250.
  • Cornish rainforest. Frenchman’s Creek Cottage- the palm. December 2014.
    mixed media on paper.
    56 x 62cm.

    £8,000.
  • A wader’s fluting call echoes up and down Frenchman’s Creek. 2015.
    mixed media on linen.
    198.5cm x 226.5cm.

    POA.
  • Frenchman’s Creek wind in the treetops, ebbing tide, weak sunlight. December 2014.
    mixed media on mount board.
    60.5 x 60.5cm.

    £8,000.
  • Snow. Silence, only the muttering of a blackbird. Frenchmans Creek. January 2013.
    acrylic on board.
    20 x 20cm.

    £3,250.
  • Robin, redstart, wild garlic, mud, oak, salt water, fresh water. 2019.
    mixed media on linen.
    206 x 99cm.

    POA.
  • Above the creek with the longtailed tits. 2018.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,000.
  • Bird, oak ,fish. 2019.
    serpentine, oak, slate.
    27 x 24 x 16cm.

    POA.
  • Low water, bird twitter. 2018.
    mixed media on canvas.
    102 x 76cm.

    POA.
  • Frenchman’s buzzard. 2018.
    mixed media on canvas.
    102 x 76cm.

    POA.
  • High water between the oaks. 2018.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,000.
  • Frenchman’s high water. 2018.
    mixed media on canvas.
    102 x 76cm.

    POA.
  • Egrets, mud and oaks. 2015.
    mixed media on linen, two panels.
    122.5 x 155cm.

    POA.
  • Glass of pussy willow and celandine. 2018.
    mixed media on museum board.
    24 x 22cm.

    £3,500.
  • Mr and Mrs Swan and their four cygnets pass. 2018.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,000.
  • FC22 Low sun, low water, Frenchman’s. 2018.
    mixed media on canvas board.
    61 x 51cm.

    £7,750.
  • Helford evening. 2017.
    mixed media on wood panel.
    60 x 60cm.

    £8,000.
  • Mouth of the Helford. 2018.
    mixed media on canvas board.
    61 x 61cm.

    £8,000.
  • Between the twitter of the robin and the burble of the stream. 2018.
    mixed media on canvas board.
    61 x 51cm.

    £7,750.
  • Birdfish. 2019.
    serpentine.
    16 x 30 x 8cm.

    POA.
  • Stink of a fox, stink of wild garlic. 2018.
    mixed media on canvas board.
    61 x 51cm.

    £7,750.
  • The tidal limit, Frenchman’s Creek stream. 2014.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,000.
  • Sundowner. 2017.
    mixed media on wood panel.
    60 x 60cm.

    £8,000.
  • Tide slowly inches its way up the creek, a boat appears. 2017.
    mixed media on wood panel.
    60 x 60cm.

    £8,000.
  • Low water, curlew wail. 2017.
    mixed media on wood panel.
    60 x 60cm.

    £8,000.
  • Dark and wooded Frenchman’s Creek. 2013.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,000.
  • Autumn oaks and the Iron Duke wreck. 2017.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,000.
  • Helford hazel and oak. 2010.
    mixed media on paper.
    56 x 58cm.

    £8,000.
  • Sunlight and showers, mercury and silver. 2017.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,000.
  • Frenchman’s wreck. 2017.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,000.
  • The oaks have their fingertips and toes in the water, Helford oaks. 2017.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,000.
  • Frenchman’s oaks. 2010.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,000.
  • Boaty, sunny Helford River. 2018.
    mixed media on museum board.
    34 x 35cm.

    £5,250.
  • Drip, drip, drip. Frenchman’s Creek. 2009.
    mixed media on paper.
    45 x 58cm.

    £6,750.
  • The oaks have their feet in the water. 2010.
    mixed media on paper.
    57 x 61cm.

    £8,000.
  • he owls wake up and hoot, the egrets go off to roost. 2017.
    mixed media on museum board.
    37 x 41cm.

    £5,500.
  • Winter late afternoon, the creek’s wonky oaks. 2010.
    mixed media on museum board.
    17 x 22cm.

    £3,000.
  • Daffs from the field above the creek. 2017.
    mixed media on museum board.
    20 x 17cm.

    £3,000.
  • Stream to the creek. 2018.
    mixed media on museum board.
    41 x 38cm.

    £5,500.
  • Morning into Frenchman’s Creek. 2017.
    mixed media on museum board.
    18 x 21cm.

    £3,250.
  • Creek, bird, branch, fish 2018.
    bronze, oak, serpentine.
    25 x 22 x 10cm including base.

    £7,000.
  • Tide on the turn. 2017.
    mixed media on museum board.
    27 x 30cm.

    £4,500.
  • Catkins, snowdrops, primroses. 2018.
    oil on museum board.
    18 x 17cm.

    £3,000.
  • FC56 Serene across the creek. 2010.
    mixed media on museum board.
    19 x 20cm.

    £3,000.
  • Midday, Spring low water. 2018.
    mixed media on museum board.
    25 x 24cm.

    £3,500.
  • Mouth of the creek. 2017.
    mixed media on museum board.
    19 x 22cm.

    £3,250.
  • NFS
  • Owls calling across the creek. 2017.
    mixed media on museum board.
    28 x 30cm.

    £4,000.
  • December low water and stillness. 2014.
    mixed media on museum board.
    21 x 21cm.

    £3,250.
  • On the mud. 2018.
    mixed media on museum board.
    22 x 20cm.

    £3,250.
  • Green walls. 2018.
    mixed media on museum board.
    23 x 25cm.

    £3,500.
  • Night falls on the Helford. 2017.
    mixed media on museum board.
    16 x 22cm.

    £3,250.
  • Birds above, Fish below. 2019.
    cornish tin and pewter.
    15 x 30 x 10cm including base.

    £7,000.
  • Helford the birds are so loud in the evening. 2017.
    mixed media on museum board.
    22 x 23cm.

    £3,500.
  • Weak winter sunlight. 2018.
    mixed media on museum board.
    18 x 20cm.

    £3,000.
  • Frenchman’s Creek cottage. 2014.
    mixed media on museum board.
    20 x 20cm.

    £3,250.
  • High tide green waters. 2014.
    mixed media on museum board.
    23 x 18cm.

    £3,250.
  • Misty Helford morning. 2018.
    mixed media on museum board.
    22 x 21cm.

    £3,250.
  • Sunset gig rowing up the Helford. 2018.
    mixed media on museum board.
    24 x 25cm.

    £3,500.
  • Twilight, owl call. 2014.
    mixed media on paper.
    16 x 18cm.

    £3,000.
  • Frenchmans creek. 2019.
    copper, pewter and tin.
    22 x 20 x 10cm including base.

    £7,000.
  • Evening, whimbrel calling. 2018.
    mixed media on museum board.
    20 x 19cm.

    £3,000.

Contact:

email: info@kurtjackson.com
telephone: +44 (0)1736 787638

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Address:

Jackson Foundation
North Row,
St Just,
Cornwall,
TR19 7LB.

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Mon:  Closed
Tue:   10am - 5pm.
Wed: 10am - 5pm.
Thu:  10am - 5pm.
Fri:    10am - 5pm.
Sat:   10am - 5pm.
Sun:  Closed

Until November 2nd 2019.

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