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David W. Jackson

David W. Jackson was born in 1951 in Ogden, Utah. Working primarily in watercolors and oils, he is known for his richly colored impressionistic paintings of wildlife and landscape. He has also created bronze sculptures with western themes. He lives in Mountain Green, Utah.

Jackson earned a bachelors degree from Weber State University where he studied under Farrell Collett; he later earned a masters of fine arts from Utah State University. Jackson divided his time between two careers; professional artist, and high school teacher for 27 years. Since retiring as a teacher in 2000, he has focused his energy on his own art.

Ferdinand's Door (1997) was featured in the Springville Museum of Art spring salon.  Jackson's work is represented by the Tivoli Gallery and Gallery Etc. in Salt Lake City and by the Buffalo Trails Gallery in Jackson, Wyoming.

David W. Jackson is multi-talented and proficient in several art mediums. Currently, his energies are focused on watercolor, oil, and bronze.

A native of Ogden, Utah, David received a Bachelor of Science degree at Weber State University and a Master of Fine Arts degree through Utah State University. He taught art at Bonneville High School for twenty-seven years before retiring in the year 2000 to devote more time to his art.

Although he is well known for his accurate depiction of wildlife and western landscapes, David's work is very diverse, including a wide variety of subjects. During the past year, his travel through the beautiful Tuscany region of Italy has been the focus of much of his art work. His richly colored, impressionistic style has afforded him the opportunity of showing his work in private collections and shows throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. He has crafted monumental bronze sculptures for Weber State University, Fremont High School, Skyview High School, and private businesses. He is a strong supporter of numerous wildlife and charitable organizations. He has served as a board member for the Eccles Community Art Center for many years.

David has been recognized as featured artist for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. He won third place in the Artist of the Year and People's Choice competitions for the North American Sheep Foundation. He has been awarded first place in the St. George Art Festival, bronze medal for the National Audubon Show in Alaska, Best of Show in the Morgan County Fair, first place in Eccles Statewide Competition, and his work has been accepted into many juried, national shows. His work has been featured in one-man shows at the Eccles Art Center (most recently in December 2004), Gallery at Union Station, and a sell-out show in Lenzerheide, Switzerland as well as two-man shows at Gallery Etc. and the Tivoli Gallery. His work has also been featured at the Dixie Invitational Show and in Southwest Art magazine.

Current work is exhibited at the following galleries

  • Sportsman's Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Buffalo Trails Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming
  • Scottsdale Celebration of Fine Art (Jan - Mar), Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Beaver Creek Fine Art Gallery, Beaver Creek, Colorado
  • Tivoli Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Cherry Creek Gallery, Farmington, Utah
  • Canyon Gallery, Fruit Heights, Utah
  • Nese Galleries, Mission Viejo, California

His work may also be seen at his home studio. David is always striving for excellence and new challenges and opportunities which provide him with creative resources. His home and studio are located in the beautiful surroundings of Mountain Green, Utah.

For more information on the artist contact: dwjart@aol.com

Web site: www.davidjacksonstudio.com

Biography courtesy the artist.

Newspaper Articles

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, November 10, 1991.

"Art Scene: Elegant, Facile Crafts Fill '91 Exhibit." The Salt Lake Tribune, July 7, 1991.

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, January 7, 1990.

"Celebrate the Holidays by Taking in the Sights at 3 Local Art Galleries." The Deseret News, December 1, 1991.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, March 17, 1996.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, December 1, 1996.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, October 15, 1999.

"Discovering a Gift of Art at Holiday Gallery Shows." The Salt Lake Tribune, December 9, 1990.

"Former Teacher Spends Retirement Painting the Day Away." Standard-Examiner, September 1, 2000.

"Galleries." The Deseret News, December 31, 1995.

"He is the Art Man: David Jackson's Works Roll into the Eccles Community Art Center." Standard-Examiner, December 6, 2002.

"Jackson Takes Refreshing Dip into Watercolors." Standard-Examiner, May 30, 2003.

"More Things to Do." Standard-Examiner, June 13, 2003.

"Showing at Local Galleries." The Deseret News, November 25, 2001.

"Showing at Local Galleries." The Deseret News, December 29, 2002.

"Showing at Local Galleries." The Deseret News, August 10, 2003.

"Showing at Local Galleries." The Deseret News, March 21, 2004.

"Showing at Local Galleries." The Deseret News, May 16, 2004.

"Trip to Tuscany Transforms Top of Utah Artist." Standard-Examiner, November 26, 2004.

"Utah Marquee: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, September 1, 1995.

"Utah Marquee: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, November 6, 1998.

"Utah Marquee: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, June 6, 2003.

"Visual Arts." The Salt Lake Tribune, September 20, 1996. 


Dunbier, Lonnie Pierson, ed. The Artists Bluebook: 29,000 North American Artists 2003. Scottsdale, AZ: AskART, 2003.

Olpin, Robert S., William C. Seifrit, and Vern G. Swanson. Artists of Utah. Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 1999. 


Brown, Joan. "Where the Wild Things Are." Wildlife Art, September 2001.

Editors, Southwest Art. "Artists To Watch." Southwest Art, November 2000.

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