Patricia A. Jackson

Mediums and major areas of concentration: Pastels, tempera and water based paints

After many years of doing “other things,” including the practice of law, I decided in 2007 to focus on more artistic endeavors. This change was motivated in large part by my enjoyment of – and results achieved in – evening classes in pastels that I had taken at Cooper Union in New York City. Pastels were not a medium that I had much experience with – despite some classes as an undergraduate and a later degree in illustration from Parsons School of Design.

The vibrant colors and textures, combined with the subtle tones, that can be achieved with pastels won me over – almost against my will – and I began to work almost exclusively in pastels. Pastels have also allowed me to utilize handmade and other interesting papers, as well as not-so-successful etchings and prints created years ago at Parsons, as a base to enhance my works. Favorite subjects for my pastels include landscapes, flowers and fruit (particularly pears) – on both large and small scales.

I have since explored combining other media, such as water color, with my pastels – as well as experimenting with traditional tempera and encaustic painting. I also began working with silver clay several years ago to make jewelry and other small objects. I enjoy incorporating dichroic glass and ceramic materials in my jewelry. More recently, I have also begun working with hand built ceramics and I plan, in the future, to create small ceramic objects incorporating silver clay and dichroic glass components.

My work is held in private collections and has been shown in recent years at, among others, the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake, New York, at The Palace Gallery and The Southern Finger Lakes Arts Center, both located in Corning, New York and at New Century Artists, Inc. in New York City.
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