Guy Jackson and his wife Jackie love to travel, and many of his paintings are based upon locations and experiences they have enjoyed as they’ve journeyed.
Guy was born in Dallas, Texas, and grew up in Longview, Texas. He and his wife Jackie reside in Boerne, Texas. Together they have four children and eleven grandchildren. Guy and Jackie love to travel, and many of his paintings are based upon locations and experiences they have enjoyed as they’ve journeyed.
Guy also enjoys golf, nature, theology, and teaching. Guy served for 23 years as a pastor in the local. For the past 20 years he has taught as an Associate Professor of Ministry Skills at the College of Biblical Studies, Houston. He holds an undergraduate degree in English and Advertising Art, and postgraduate degrees in Christian Education, including a Doctor of Ministry degree in Christian Apologetics.
Guy is self-taught and first started painting in oils in 2004 on a dare from his wife. Since 2008 Guy has won more than 30 awards and ribbons, including a first, second, and honorary mention in the regional Lone Star Art Guild competition in Humble, Texas, and a “Best of Show” at the Katy Area Artists’ Show, as well as various Plein Air events awards. Most recently, one of his paintings (“Date Night”) was accepted in the 2nd Annual Marilynn Dickey Open Juried Competition at the Sugar Land Art Center, Sugar Land, TX. He is presently represented by Helotes Gallery, Helotes, TX.
His influences include the French Impressionists, Joaquín Sorolla, John Singer Sargent, Dan McCaw, and the Russian Impressionists.
As a Contemporary Impressionist I paint mainly landscape and cityscape in oil. I enjoy painting picturesque subjects and destination spots that evoke fond memories to warm the heart, encourage the soul, and bring a smile to the face.
I do not seek to render in photographic detail, but instead to create expressive, dynamic impressions so that a viewer can enter the scene personally, experiencing and completing it for one’s self. I seek to paint “in light of eternity” to help the viewer connect with the spiritual longings of the soul. I agree with Aristotle’s statement, “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” And I believe the visual arts best serve humankind by joining nature in displaying the reality and beauty of our Creator (Romans 1:20). As an artist I merely “plagiarize God’s work.”