About the artist

photo courtesy of Pete Millson

Mike Jackson, artist

Mike Jackson
Born in Bournemouth, and now living in Holywell near Evershot, West Dorset, I studied at Bournemouth College of Art and worked for many years as a Graphic Designer and Art Director within the Advertising Industry. 

Recent paintings explore the ever-changing landscape and coastline of Dorset throughout the seasons. With its ancient history above and beneath the surface, weathered and windswept hills, woods and chalk downland overseen by large grand skies, the interaction of light and land, sea and sky reveals worn and textured landmarks and patterns, which dominate the main themes of my work.

In September 2012 Mike won the Stella and Trevor Jones Award for Contemporary Art at the Dorchester Art Club Open Exhibition and the following year he won the Committee's Choice Prize at the 2013 Dorchester Art Club Open Exhibition.

Solo Exhibitions include:

Branksome Park Gallery, sponsored by Prowting Homes West Ltd, 

 in conjunction with a commission for paintings of Dorset. 

Le Vieux Four, Beaminster

Whitestones Gallery, Portland,

Dorset Arts Weeks, Open Studio, Holywell

Two and three person Exhibitions: 

Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne

Acanthus Gallery, Wareham

"Three's Company"Creative Art Exhibition by Billie Willcocks, Brian Cocks and Mike Jackson at Symondsbury Estate, 2014

"Three of a Kind": Brian Cocks, Mike Jackson and Billie Willcocks exhibition at
Iminster Arts Centre, 2015

Group Exhibitions include:

The Old Pottery, Manor Yard

South West Academy Open Exhibition 2014

Dorchester Art Club Open Exhibition 

Sherborne Art Club  Annual Open Exhibition

Wessex Fine Art and Ceramics, Wareham

Art@Eype 4, Eype

Art@Eype 2015: Joint exhibition by Sally Davies, Elizabeth Paine, David Brooke, Caroline
Ireland, Leonard Hollands & Mike Jackson, Eype Centre for the Arts,

Summer Exhibition at Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne  

Bettles Gallery, Ringwood

The Maltby Gallery, Winchester

Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne

The Little Gallery, Beaminster

Leigh Art Exhibition, Sherborne 

Gallery on the Wey, Upwey

Le Vieux Four, Beaminster

Burton Bradstock Festival of Music & Art 
Paintings are also in private and corporate collections in Dorset, Devon, Oxford, London and Edinburgh.