Kurt Jackson was born in Dorset in 1961 and moved to Cornwall in 1984, painting wherever he travelled. The son of two artists, he developed an early interest in natural history and landscape.
Jackson’s art celebrates the environment, and his focus on the complexity of the natural world led to official artist-in-residencies at the Eden Project, on the Greenpeace ship Esperanza and for almost 20 years the infamous Glastonbury Festival.
Jackson’s artistic practice varies from his instinctive plein-air sessions to studio painting, and incorporates a wide range of techniques and materials, including mixed media, sculpture, print-making and the written word.
Kurt Jackson currently lives and works in St Just, West Penwith, with his wife Caroline, where they established the Jackson Foundation Gallery.