Vincent Jackson was born in 1961 and is a San Francisco native. He has been an artist in the Creativity Explored studio since 1984.
Jackson is one of the most prolific artists at Creativity Explored, and is known for large-scale figurative oil pastels with heavy layers of color and thick defining lines. Jackson breaks up the human form into geometric shapes and emphasizes each plane with saturated colors and substantial black outlines.
The mask-like works that result from Jackson‘s process relate to many African and Oceanic folk art images. After years of working primarily withdrawing media, Jackson has recently been experimenting with three-dimensional artwork.
In 2009 Jackson’s work was chosen adorn the third series of artisanal chocolates from Recchiuti Confections, one of Creativity Explored’s community arts partners.