J. Paul Jackson is a Visual Artist from Houston, Texas. He works in all mediums of Art, including Painting, Sculpture and Illustration. At the age of 11, he completed his first large scale painting and by the age of 16 was showing in coffee shops in the Houston area. Jackson has some formal education in Art but is mostly self-taught.
Jonathan’s current paintings are his results after experimenting with color and researching the masters of color, Matisse, Warhol and Gauguin. When he started with researching the Masters of Color, he soon realized that it was not the colors they used to create the work, but how they applied the paint/color to the surface that truly defined them as “Masters of Color.”
Since reading the biographies of the “Masters of Color”, Jonathan has created what some say to be his most exciting and thought provoking work to date, combining the practices of mark making and exploration in color. JPJ explores the historical symbolism of Indigenous people and interprets the imagery found there into his modern style; creating a personal totem by “writing” with their language.