Messums Wiltshire Kurt Jackson

Kurt Jackson, champion of the environment. Land and seascape paintings – lower league subject matter until recently, now of course at the forefront of every thinking person’s mind. @Messumsthebarn Messums Wiltshire Kurt Jackson

Kurt Jackson
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Kurt Jackson

Sometimes it’s a relief to explore away from the dominating metropolitan and particularly London-centric carousel of dramatic show-biz exhibitions featuring the big well-known artists. The monuments of the art world. The familiar furniture of our cultural every-day life.

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Compare this with Monet’s ‘Waterlilies’. Kurt Jackson hits the spot

Such relief can often be found in our rich treasury of regional galleries and museums.

At Messums Wiltshire I just managed to catch the last few days of an exhibition by the Cornish artist Kurt Jackson.

I have followed Kurt’s work for several years now and have some of his works. Each display reflects his exponential growth in the mastery of his style and oeuvre.

A committed environmentalist, his love of nature, the countryside and seascapes and all that live within them is inspirational and beautiful to behold.

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Art-Tales is a magazine blog site following the journeys and reflections through the art world of artist, sketcher, art historian and critic Al Beckett.

Merely to amuse, inform and entertain, Art-Tales is aimed at people who simply wish to dip a toe into the art world, share an insight, smile at a joke and maybe even be informed a little.

Al regularly visits the major galleries in the UK and whenever possible, mainland Europe and the USA. He keeps up to date by subscribing to many periodicals, viewing documentaries and the news in general.

Al paints and sculpts himself and frequently sketches in-situ. He has written a book ‘The Primacy of Your Eye’ designed to give people some insights to enhance their experiences in galleries. Fully illustrated with 400 sketches and drawings of major art works and their artists, the book takes the reader on a journey through topics to perhaps consider enriching the viewing experience.

To many, the art world is daunting, to others it holds little interest. A gentle submersion at a depth to suit the individual can produce rich and rewarding results.

That’s the purpose of Art-Tales.