By the sea, but not a traditional seaside gallery. Jackson Gallery exhibits an ever-changing collection of contemporary paintings, ceramics and sculpture by both established and emerging British artists. The gallery is curated by Cornish landscape painter Jethro Jackson.
The space is the result of Jethro’s long held wish to show the work of the artists and makers he admires. With limited space at his own studio and gallery across the water at Porthilly, Jackson Gallery opened in Rock in February 2020.
Jethro is invigorated and inspired by the sea. Working from his studio in North Cornwall he is bounded by the ocean and time spent in these surroundings forces an impulsive, almost tidal creativity. His bold, painterly pictures appear to be lit from within, perfectly capturing the mood, tone and unique ambiance of the wild coast as it varies with the tides and changing seasons.View Artwork
Born in St Just in 1958, Neil grew up in West Penwith. After working successfully for 20 years as an illustrator, he began painting full time in the mid 1990s. An acclaimed solo show at this time quickly established him as one of Cornwall’s leading landscape painters. These days Neil divides his time between Cornwall and Bath. In Cornwall he is based at his studio, Krowji in Redruth, where he spends his summers living and painting.View Artwork
Elsa Taylor lives and paints from her home in the Cotswolds. Her inspiration derives from the surrounding countryside, from her travels to the Umbrian hills and from the dramatic beauty of the far north of Scotland and the coast of Cornwall – it is these very different landscapes that form the bedrock of her work.View Artwork
At her cottage in Treen, in her upstairs studio, many of Ann’s paintings begin life as tiny versions of their finished selves. Painted in oils on newspaper and pasted into sketchbooks, these are used as reference. Ann’s work is primarily oil on board or canvas and is a direct response to everyday objects around her, and the coastline where she walks daily. Under painting is integral to the finished piece...View Artwork