Jackson Gallery

Welcome to Jackson Gallery

British contemporary art, on the beach at Rock.

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 Jackson

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.

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Elsa Taylor

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.

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Ann Armitage

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...

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Nina Brooke

Growing up between rugged Cornish cliffs and the turquoise perfection of Caribbean beaches, a love of and unending fascination with the sea is in Nina’s DNA.

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David Pearce

David's work explores the notion of the ephemeral and the fragility of existence in both a personal and wider context. In these fast paced virtual times, he paints as it feels innate, constant, tangible. Trying to work with a primitive directness, using seemingly simple compositions and just enough complexity and confusion to hold the attention. The paintings are deliberately intimate in size, with no ego or grandeur.

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