Jackson’s Painting Prize has been established to champion exceptional artworks made by international creators at all points in their careers, with tailored prizes aimed to give successful applicants the exposure and resources that are most relevant to them.
OVERALL WINNER – £5000
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD – £1000
EMERGING ARTIST AWARD – £1000
6 CATEGORY PRIZES – £500 EACH
Portrait / Figure
Landscape / Cityscape / Seascape
Still Life / Botanical
Abstract / Non-representational
Scenes of Everyday Life
All 6 of our expert judges are leading figures in the contemporary art world. Each judge will bring a unique perspective and opinion to the judging, this will cultivate a varied selection of work that showcases the very best of the entrants.
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Artist, Author, Presenter & Educatorhttp://www.adebanjialade.co.uk/
Adebanji is well known as the Addictive Sketcher. He is simply addicted to sketching people everywhere. His works focus on people and places. With people he explores their moods, beauty, age, culture and the effect of light on their features. With places, it’s all about the mood, lighting, reflections, shadows and the energy present at a particular point in time.
Adebanji presents short art documentaries on The One Show on the BBC. He teaches drawing and painting the portrait and figure at Heatherley’s School of Art and The Art Academy in London. He is the Vice President of The Royal Institute of Oil Painters. He is also the author of the book, The Addictive Sketcher to be released in January 2020.
He is also a motivational speaker and believes in the development of the human mind to achieve anything it can conceive.
Artist & Winner of Jackson’s Open Painting Prize 2019http://iain-nicholls.com/
Iain Nicholls, overall winner of Jackson’s Painting Prize 2018, paint landscapes from photographs and makes Virtual Reality landscape worlds from his imagination which are then used as subject matter for his paintings.
He is interested in the dialogue between old and new ways of making art, between the detached Virtual Reality worlds of imagination and the reality of the real world that he physically moves through and photographs.
A member of the Royal Watercolour Society, his work was included in the Charles Williams RWS book Basic Watercolour. He was the artist in residence at The Lookout Tower Aldeburgh and had solo shows in London, Barnsley and Dublin.
Artist, Curator, Teacher & Writerhttps://www.rosalinddavis.co.uk
Rosalind Davis is an artist-curator and a graduate of The RCA (2005) and Chelsea College of Art (2003). As an artist Davis has exhibited nationally and internationally and has had a number of solo shows in London. Her work is held in a number of private and public collections including Soho House. In 2018-19 Davis has been working with artist Justin Hibbs on collaborative projects which they have shown at no format gallery, Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery and the Foundry Gallery.
Davis was appointed Curator at Collyer Bristow Gallery in 2016 and curates 3 exhibitions per year there and to date has curated 30 exhibitions so far in her career. Her exhibitions at the Collyer Bristow Gallery have featured in: The Times, City Magazine, a-n Reviews, Art Top 10, The Londonist’s top 7 exhibitions in London, Paul Carey-Kent’s Artworld and DateagleArt blog. Other co-curatorial projects have been at Standpoint Gallery, Arthouse1, Geddes Gallery. Davis co-directed arts organisations Zeitgeist Arts Projects (2012-15) at Bond House Gallery (ASC) and Core Gallery 2010-12. In both of these organizations she ran a number of curatorial projects and an artist education programme as well as tutorials and art tours.
Davis is co-author of ‘What they didn’t teach you at art school’ commissioned by Octopus Books which is internationally distributed across the world and has written a number of articles for a-n and other arts publications. She lectures at universities, galleries and organisations across the country including the RCA, ICA, Camden Arts Centre. University of the Arts and for Artquest. As an alumni of UK Young Artist’s, first exhibiting as an artist (2010), Davis has gone on to be an Ambassador, curatorial mentor and part of their selection panels for UKYA and the Robert Walters UK Young Artist of the Year Award.
Rosalind Davis portrait by David X Green
Affordable Art Fair UK Fair Directorhttps://www.affordableartfair.com
Elizabeth’s career spans the full range of the art market. Since relocating from America to complete her masters at Christie’s, she’s helped to run a gallery in Mayfair; launched the art, antiques and design fair Masterpiece London; set up her own art PR consultancy; and, most recently, piloted Frieze Masters through the past four fairs. She is now excited to bring her knowledge, energy and expertise to the Affordable Art Fair as UK Fair Director.
Artist & Writerhttps://terrygreeneart.com/
Terry Greene is a UK based artist who makes abstract paintings. Through his work he is engaged in an exploration of the duality of paint: as ‘structure’ (the historically located art medium of drawing/painting) and as ‘agency’ (in its natural unconfined fluid state). The support (surface) becomes the site for this discourse between structure and agency: where organising tendencies (conscious will), one of the competing forces, intertwines with an attempt to allow the natural qualities of the art medium: paint to be paint.
Since July 2017 he has been working almost exclusively on a series of small abstract collages. This body of work, utilising a basic geometric language, might be described as organising details into harmonies. Painting on both sides of cut paper or canvas, a process inviting elements of randomness, chance and accident, there is no way of completely predicting the outcome of each individual work. This lack of order or predictability and gradual decline into disorder, is a fundamental part of the process of bringing each collage to its final state. He believes that within this process is the means to create a purposeful exchange – one in which we are not entirely able to forget that there is randomness all around us.
Terry Greene has been showing with dalla Rosa since 2014, regularly shows around the UK and internationally, and has also co-curated painting exhibitions in London and Yorkshire. He authors the online Blog Just Another Painter.
Artist, Teacher & Writerhttps://makingamark.blogspot.com
Katherine Tyrrell is a very well-known art blogger in the UK. Her main aim is to help artists realise their potential and plug their “need to know” knowledge gaps. In 2006, she started writing Making A Mark her top art blog for artists and art lovers after she retired from a senior management role in government. She’s provided comprehensive coverage of major art competitions and the open exhibitions of national art societies for well over a decade.
As a result, she’s probably looked at more artwork and websites by “selected artists” than anybody else in the UK!
The information and advice provided in Making A Mark led to Katherine being commissioned to write a book about drawing and sketching; write articles for art magazines and deliver lectures and talks to artists and students via art schools, art groups and art societies. She’s also created the top botanical art website in the world.
Her Art Business Info for Artists website is much referenced by artists trying to fill the gaps in their need to know knowledge about matters relating the business side of art.
02 Dec 2019
04 Mar 2020
17 Mar 2020
VOTING FOR THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD OPENS
17 Mar 2020
07 Apr 2020
CATEGORY PRIZE WINNERS ANNOUNCED
14 Apr 2020
VOTING FOR THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD CLOSES
15 Apr 2020
EMERGING ARTIST PRIZE & PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD ANNOUNCED
17 Apr 2020
21 Apr 2020
AFFORDABLE ART FAIR HAMPSTEAD
29 Apr 2020
AFFORDABLE ART FAIR HAMPSTEAD
For the third year in a row, we will be returning to the Affordable Art Fair Hampstead (29 April – 3 May) to exhibit selected works from the Jackson’s Painting Prize 2020 finalists. Founded by Will Ramsay in 1999, the Affordable Art Fair provides an accessible alternative to the traditional gallery scene due to its huge audience and strict price ceiling of £6,000. Over the years it has welcomed over 2.5 million visitors, sold 485,000 artworks and now holds events in 10 cities around the world. Collaborating with Affordable Art Fair Hampstead gives us the perfect platform to showcase our shortlisted entries and prize winners; exhibiting at the fair as a finalist will guarantee vast exposure and kick start artists into a new, grander chapter of their careers. This year we are honoured to welcome the Affordable Art Fair UK Fair Director, Elizabeth Dellert, to our panel of Expert Judges.