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KURT JACKSON - A Cotswold Village
KURT JACKSON - A Cotswold Village Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
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I positively enjoy the idea of the village; the knowledge that globally people find themselves living in small settlements dotted about the countryside, attached to a lifestyle evolved in that land, that bit of the world. The building materials came from that ground, those stones, those trees. The people lived on that ground, ate from that place – the land sustained and fed them. Now most residents are less dependent on the immediate resources but the ties of the community remain with that common identity – the village survives.

So I decided to make a body of work, a series of paintings about one village, in this case in the Cotswolds. To my eye, the buildings sitting in their countryside that shaped and formed the pattern of settlement holds a visual potential. The rooflines and chimney pots silhouetted against the skies, a wisp of smoke connects an orange chimney pot to a smudged tree clad skyline. The chequerboard of fields leading away from the village boundaries, the gables and windows, tiles and slates shine in the sunlight after a shower. Light against hills and trees behind hedgerows contrasting with the flowing contours from garden to field; all is paintable. A vermillion stab of phone box, a figure Lowry-like in a street, red brick and honey stone, black yew, the lattice of twiggy garden apple trees; all is exciting and a challenge. It is about acknowledging the local vernacular but not being prisoner to it, taking the scenic, the view, the panoramic and making it a good painting. The bucolic need not be chocolate box but the rural, the rustic, is delightful and serious and worthy of attention for the village is a place where the past collides with the present in the real world.

Kurt Jackson 2017

Kurt Jackson: Walking to the pub in Stanton. 2017 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Kurt Jackson: Cotswold Way. 2017 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Walking to the pub in Stanton. 2017
mixed media on canvas
91.5 x 91.5 cm
  Cotswold Way. 2017
mixed media on canvas
91.5 x 91.5 cm
 
Kurt Jackson: The big beech tree over the village. Rainstorm over Snowshill. 2016 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Kurt Jackson: Across a Cotswold valley. 2016 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
The big beech tree over the village. Rainstorm over Snowshill. 2016
mixed media and collage on wood panel
60 x 60 cm
  Across a Cotswold valley. 2016
mixed media on wood panel
60 x 60 cm
 
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Kurt Jackson: Sun sinking into new coppice in ancient woodland Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Kurt Jackson: Showers and spring sunshine and bonfire smoke. 2016 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Sun sinking into new coppice in ancient woodland
mixed media on paper
57 x 62 cm
  Showers and spring sunshine and bonfire smoke. 2016
mixed media on paper
57 x 62 cm
 
Kurt Jackson: Cotswold skylark, white throat, blackbird song. 2016 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Kurt Jackson: Each bend of an oak branch, each phrase of song thrush song. Edge of the wood. 2016  Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Cotswold skylark, white throat, blackbird song. 2016
mixed media on paper
57 x 62 cm
  Each bend of an oak branch, each phrase of song thrush song. Edge of the wood. 2016
mixed media on paper
57 x 61 cm
 
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Kurt Jackson: Evening, Snowshill blackbirds sing. 2016 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Kurt Jackson: Celandines, bluebells, anemones, primroses. Weak sunshine. 2016 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Evening, Snowshill blackbirds sing. 2016
mixed media on wood panel
60 x 60 cm
  Celandines, bluebells, anemones, primroses. Weak sunshine. 2016
mixed media on paper
57 x 62 cm
 
Kurt Jackson: Cotswold oaks, molehills and ant mounds. 2016 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Kurt Jackson: Sunshine and Hawthorn and sheep baa. Down to Broadway. 2016 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Cotswold oaks, molehills and ant mounds. 2016
mixed media on paper
57 x 62 cm
  Sunshine and Hawthorn and sheep baa. Down to Broadway. 2016
mixed media on paper
57 x 61 cm
 
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Kurt Jackson: Through a sunny orchard to the neighbours. 2016 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Kurt Jackson: St Barnabas. Small birds fill the flowering cherry with song. 2016 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Kurt Jackson: Snowshill. Dogs bark, rooks caw. 2016 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Through a sunny orchard to the neighbours. 2016
mixed media on paper
57 x 61 cm
  St Barnabas. Small birds fill the flowering cherry with song. 2016
mixed media on museum board
35 x 35 cm
Snowshill. Dogs bark, rooks caw. 2016
mixed media and collage on museum board
36 x 36 cm
Kurt Jackson: Gloucestershire bedroom. 2016 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Kurt Jackson: Littleworth Woods, wild garlic smell and bird song. 2016 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Kurt Jackson: Sheep in the sunshine, skylark song and pheasant cough. 2016 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Kurt Jackson: Sheep and goldfinches. 2016 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Gloucestershire bedroom. 2016
mixed media on museum board
35 x 35.5 cm
Littleworth Woods, wild garlic smell and bird song. 2016
mixed media on paper
31 x 29 cm
Sheep in the sunshine, skylark song and pheasant cough. 2016
mixed media on paper
28 x 29.5 cm
Sheep and goldfinches. 2016
mixed media on paper
28 x 31 cm
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Kurt Jackson: Across England. 2016 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Kurt Jackson: American tourists photograph the pub. 2016 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Kurt Jackson: Rooks caw, pigeons coo, Snowshill. 2016 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Kurt Jackson: Crow scarer bang, up in the Cotswolds. 2016 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Across England. 2016
mixed media on museum board
21.5 x 23 cm
American tourists photograph the pub. 2016
mixed media on museum board
23 x 23 cm
Rooks caw, pigeons coo, Snowshill. 2016
mixed media on museum board
23 x 23 cm
Crow scarer bang, up in the Cotswolds. 2016
mixed media on museum board
22 x 23 cm
Kurt Jackson: Chilly morning, chickens crowing. 2016 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Kurt Jackson: Morning, with a glow of nostalgia. 2017 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Kurt Jackson: Easter Sunday, church bell ringing. 2016 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Kurt Jackson: Robin song and wood smoke. 2016 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Chilly morning, chickens crowing. 2016
mixed media on museum board
15 x 23 cm
Morning, with a glow of nostalgia. 2017
mixed media on museum board
20.5 x 20.5 cm
Easter Sunday, church bell ringing. 2016
mixed media on museum board
21 x 22 cm
Robin song and wood smoke. 2016
mixed media on museum board
20.5 x 20.5 cm
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Kurt Jackson: Snowshill from Littleworth Road. 2016 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Kurt Jackson: Into Snowshill, evening. 2016 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Kurt Jackson: Cotswold's evening kitchen. 2016 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Kurt Jackson: Fireside read. 2016 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Snowshill from Littleworth Road. 2016
mixed media on museum board
20.5 x 20.5 cm
Into Snowshill, evening. 2016
mixed media on museum board
22 x 21 cm
Cotswold's evening kitchen. 2016
mixed media on museum board
26 x 25.5 cm
Fireside read. 2016
mixed media on museum board
21 x 21 cm
Kurt Jackson: Mole hills on the Cotswolds. 2016 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Kurt Jackson: Between showers. 2016 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Kurt Jackson: Cotswold primroses in the bottle I found in the woods. 2016 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Kurt Jackson: The first coltsfoot, the last snowdrops. 2016 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Mole hills on the Cotswolds. 2016
mixed media on museum board
18 x 22 cm
Between showers. 2016
mixed media on museum board
21 x 22 cm
Cotswold primroses in the bottle I found in the woods. 2016
mixed media on museum board
23 x 20.5 cm
The first coltsfoot, the last snowdrops. 2016
mixed media on museum board
20.5 x 20.5 cm
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Cotswold primroses, the old bottle from the woods. 2016 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Picked on the Cotswold Way, daisies and celandines. 2016 Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Cotswold primroses, the old bottle from the woods. 2016
mixed media on museum board
23 x 23 cm
Picked on the Cotswold Way, daisies and celandines. 2016
mixed media on paper
19.5 x 13 cm

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