"The Brass Section" by H. Craig Jackson, Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 36"
Acrylic on Canvas
ABOUT THE ARTSIT:
H. Craig Jackson
Creativity is the "Key"!
Seeking answers, gathering knowledge, unlocking mysteries? Art and the alchemy of painting poses questions, elicits great emotions, solves seemingly unanswerable quandaries and most remarkably, manifests magic!
Painting as meditation, as incantation, as prayer.
The art of H Craig embraces and employs a number of nuanced and thoughtful disciplines. This curated selection expresses themes of Celebration and Struggle! Each magical work is linked, forming a grand an unexpectedly satisfying collection of Figurative, Abstract and Abstract Figurative Masterworks!
Utilizing grass mats, bamboo & other natural materials and recycling whenever possible, to illustrate the themes of transformation and rebirth. H Craig presents the elegant and the surreal, born of his Creative, Spiritual, Cultural and Historical experiences here and abroad.
The New York native, learned to embrace his perspective and share this singular vision as a successful, young, working artist, prior to attending the celebrated School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
H Craig’s travels, including North Africa, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, and crisscrossing Europe and the “States”, he further developed and mastered many disciplines and continues to embrace new techniques, cultures, experiences and challenges…
2002 Uzuri Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2003 Radiance Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2003 Akwaaba Café, Brooklyn, NY
2004 Butterfly, Brooklyn, New York
2005-2006 AWBA Gallery, Santa Ana, CA
2007 Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
2008 BJB Boutique, Costa Mesa, CA
2008 Orange County Classic Jazz Fest, Costa Mesa, CA
2008/2009 Afroart Designs, Brooklyn, NY
2008-2010 Sweet & Hot Jazz fest, LA, CA
2009-2019 Dixieland Jazz Festival, SD, CA
2001 Wunsch Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2002 Radiance Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2002 Gale Gates Gallery, Williamsburg, NY
2008-2014 Afroart Designs, Brooklyn, NY
2008 Vegas Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA
2007-2009 African Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY
2008-2013 Mezzanine Gallery, Santa Ana, CA
2009-2014 DVY Gallery, Orange, CA
2008 -2015 Afroart Designs, Brooklyn, NY
2006-2023 Irvine Studio Arts Festival, Irvine, CA
1997 Founded IGP Art Restorations and
maintained Time Equities art collection
2001-2002 Art Director for NY senatorial campaign,
2000 Founded Mythic Inc., NY designed sportswear collections
2004 -2021 Annual contributor of art to several charitable organizations including The Public Law Center, The United Nations MDG Program, CABWHP, ASF, Shanti of O.C., Prospect Park Conservancy and Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc.
2010 Selected to Design Women Who Dared Awards for California Black Women’s Health Project