Born in 1979 and having spent all his life on the North Cornish coast, Jethro Jackson has an affinity with this most special of coastlines. It has allowed him to capture the atmosphere of the local landscape in his original and sensitive paintings. The remoteness of a beach only accessible on foot, tumbling cliff faces, rocky outcrops with groups of oystercatchers searching busily amongst rocks combine to awaken and heighten Jethro’s senses and encourage him to paint.
As Jethro says "It's always been there: a natural response to the world around me to create art. From an early age the one thing I enjoyed doing most was drawing. For me, the memories of this place, those little moments in time that are so special to people - these are the feelings that I like to capture in my paintings."
With his painting, he focuses on both landscapes and seascapes with a representational approach working from sketches and using heavy textured surfaces, thus placing much greater emphasis on the paint itself.