Featured Artist Warren Jackson | Artsy Shark

Artist Warren Jackson shares a collection of narrative watercolor paintings inspired by memories and everyday life. See more of his work by visiting his website.

Group of African Americans on a bridge waiting

“The Return” watercolor, 24″ x 18″

The majority of my work is dedicated to storytelling.

Man and a Motorcycle at a Gas Station

“Green Book Market” watercolor, 24″ x 21″

The way I structurally compose my paintings collectively describes my desire to be an artist. I hope to achieve and deliver an atmospheric impact that employs a distinct and innovative technique. My studies are based on the accurate observation of natural phenomena.

Watercolor painting of a street protest

“The Protestors” watercolor, 24″ x 18″

Having others appreciate my art is my reward. Fine art appears to be interpreted, almost without exception, not as a liberal art but as art that is tied to handicraft.

A man and a woman taking a bath

“Gazing in Your Eyes” watercolor, 24″ x 18″

My creations consist of fine art filtered with humorous depictions of people going about their daily lives. The scenes tell a story which inspires the viewer to reminisce.

Painting of people on a bridge in Selma, Alabama

“Selma at Dawn” watercolor, 24″ x 18″

My talent as an artist began with a curiosity to learn how to draw. I demonstrated an extraordinary aptitude for drawing at a very early age. My instructor, a cousin, paid enthusiastic tribute to the scrupulous accuracy and precision of my work.

Watercolor painting of a couple going to a jazz club

“Evening Out” watercolor, 24″ x 18″

I use the extraordinary influences I have experienced to distance myself from the traditional method of using watercolors. My technique restricts the use of materials such as the paper, pigment, and brushes, thus dictating my decisions to create multiple variations to complete my storytelling.

watercolor painting of people dancing

“Jamming” watercolor, 30″ x 24″

Sketches are never a requirement to accomplish my contemplation of motifs and descriptive approaches—every painting is approached with immediacy. Faithful admirers are my inspiration. I never compromise an unfinished work to achieve a particular conclusion, although I do occasionally make a retouching decision in the effort to achieve satisfaction.

watercolor painting of a man waiting at a train station

“The Time is Wright” watercolor, 30″ x 24″

When I create, one effect overcomes me involving the intense passionate feelings I have for certain environments—I believe that all morals and inner and spiritual beauty derives from God. My devotion to art is as irresistible as a habit, as well as a powerful resource. I am truly myself while I am creating art.

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