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The Art of Jackson Dainty

My mind's eye sees and understands the idyllic complete form of a painting while my physical body strives to bring the image into reality as well as it is capable.  My inherent sense of design is poetic and sometimes humorous, vivid in color and content and part of the storytelling.  It is true that every picture tells a story, and that story is a glimpse into my eternal soul.

Art is as subjective as anything I can think of. The painter, the critic, and the buyer — each have a unique perspective.  Art is personal; its worth is in the eye of the beholder.

If one is engaged, then by all means behold.

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My Story

An Odyssey of the Artistic Spirit

Like many artists I've always tried to stay ahead of the curve, constantly pushing the boundaries of my art, and have gained some recognition as fresh and contemporary.  This is what some people today say about what I created more than 20 years ago.

My artistic career has taken many twists and turns that might seem torturous, even for a self-taught artist like myself.  My life adventure began as a sign painter and soon was making a living as a commercial artist for Naegele Outdoor Advertising Company.  I acquired many artistic titles in my career such as sign painter/pictorial artist, architectural designer and eventually art director. Although these titles sound a bit prestigious in the art industry I found myself yearning for more of a simple life.

A new adventure.

This new chapter came as a stint living close to nature, and not much else, way up in the Finland State Forest near the Minnesota/Canadian border.

Wanting to resume my artistic quest, I eventually left the minimalist life and returned to Minneapolis.  I continued to try to fulfill my artistic creativity as a painter, musician, free lance graphic designer, and art director for multiple advertising agencies.  I later designed ad campaigns and learning modules, for Carlson Learning Company whose clients included Mitsubishi Automotive, National Westminster Bank of New York and Mary Kay Cosmetics.

In the early 90s I realized I needed to follow my true artistic calling and work exclusively on my original fine art and writing projects.

Pursuing my dream as an artist and author ultimately lead me to Los Angeles, California; there I made a living selling prints of my original works on Venice Beach until the market for the original paintings themselves began to take off.  The West Coast odyssey was inevitable, and my focus became stronger and stronger toward a desire to relate a message to the world about the great human ability to dream and grow.  This move brought me some acclaim and great personal satisfaction.

My artwork can be found in private collections in California, New York, Minnesota, Arizona, Florida, Texas, Australia, New Zealand, and many other states and countries around the world.