Dee Jackson

Dee Jackson

Location: Australia

About the Artist - Dee Jackson

Although Australian based, I have spent several years living in Southern Africa and New Zealand.
Watercolor is my great love - it is the fluidity and spontaneity that attracts me. As a medium, watercolor, lends itself to the softness and curves of the human form. It allows the artist great freedom.
My watercolor portraits have been commissioned throughout Australia as well as in United Kingdom, USA, Sweden, South Africa, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam.

Corporate Art Collections:
• ResMed Limited, Innovation Center, Bella Vista, Sydney, Australia
• RSL Life Care, RSL ANZAC Village, Narrabeen, Sydney, Australia

• Semi-Finalist in “ Doug Moran National Portrait Prize” 2014
• Finalist in “Black Swan Prize for Portraiture” September 2012, Perth
• The Embassy of Australia, Washington DC. USA
“An Iconic Collection of Award-Winning Works by some of Australia’s Finest Artists” Exhibition – Jun/Sep 2014
• Australian Federal Parliament House, Canberra:
“Celebrating Innovators” Exhibition – Nov/Dec 2012
”Unsung Heroes” Exhibition– Sep 2009
• NSW Parliament House, Sydney:
“Multicultural Australia” Exhibition – July/Aug 2013
”The Face of Australia” Exhibition – March/April 2011
”Parliament Objects” Exhibition – April 2009
• Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney: 2014, 2013
Commended Jan 2013 "Art of Sydney" Awards Exhibition
• Victorian Art Society Gallery, Melbourne
”Australians at Work” Exhibition – Oct 2014 "All The World’s A Stage" Exhibition – Nov 2011
• Blacktown City Art Prize Exhibition – Sep/Oct 2012
• Drummoyne Art Show – 2014, 2013, 2007
• Hunters Hill Art Exhibition – 2014, 2013
• The MLC Gallery, Ultimo, Sydney, NSW, Australia:
"Face Off" Exhibition – March 2010
• The Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle:
"Acquaessence" Exhibition - Nov/Dec 2009
• The Art House Hotel, Sydney:
“The Artists Book” Exhibition – April/May 2012
”The Artists Muse” Exhibition – Oct/Nov 2010
”The Art of Healing” Exhibition – Nov 2008:
• Ku-Ring-Gai Art Society Exhibitions, Sydney:
2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
INAUGURAL MEMBERS CHOICE PRIZE AWARD – 2013 Judges’ Comment: “This is a beautiful example that you do not have to finish a work. The magic comes from leaving a little mystery.”
1st Prize Watercolour – 48TH Annual Awards Exhibition 2013
2nd Prize Watercolour – 45th Annual Awards Exhibition 2010
• Habitat Gallery, Adelaide.

• Studied in Adelaide, South Australia - Sculptor THEA BLUHM
• Studied in Durban, South Africa - Watercolor Artist WENDY AMM
• Studied in Sydney, NSW - Watercolor Artists: MADELEINE SZYMANSKI, ROB CANDY and MALCOLM CARVER.

Watercolour Portrait Workshops and Demonstrations: NSW Australia
• Central Coast Watercolour Society – 2 day Dee Jackson Workshop “Watercolor Portraits” - Sept 2014
• Castle Hill Art Society – “Watercolor Portraits” Dee Jackson Demonstration – Sept 2014.
• Ku-ring-gai Art Society – “Painting Portraits with Character” Dee Jackson Workshop – July 2013
• Hornsby Art Society – “Watercolor Portraiture” Dee Jackson Demonstration – May 2013
• Ku-Ring-Gai Art Society - “Watercolor Portraiture” Dee Jackson Demonstration – October 2012
• Macarthur Art Group – “Watercolor Portraiture” Dee Jackson Demonstration – May 2012

• Portrait Artists Australia (PAA) – current exhibiting member
• The Combined Arts Societies of Sydney Inc. (CASS) CASS Publicity Officer & KAS Delegate (Current CASS Executive Committee Member).
• Ku-Ring-Gai Art Society (KAS) – Current Exhibiting Member & CASS Delegate
• Epping Portrait Group – Hornsby Art Society (HAS)

Books: My watercolor paintings are featured in the PAA publication “THE ARTISTS’ BOOK” published in April 2012.
The Artist’s Book
Celebrating 10 Years of Portrait Artists Australia