Robert C. Jackson (b. 1964 Kinston, NC) worked as an Electrical Engineer for Motorola and then as an Assistant Pastor before settling down to his full-time and fulfilling career as a contemporary still life artist. Robert’s artwork can now be found exhibiting in galleries and museums coast to coast. His work can be found at the Delaware Art Museum; Brandywine River Museum of Art; Evansville Museum of Art, History, and Sciences; South Dakota Art Museum; New Britain Museum of American Arts; Seven Bridges Foundation; as well as in the homes of collectors worldwide and in various corporate collections. Robert was also the author of the 2014 publication “Behind the Easel,” which explores the unique voices of 20 contemporary representational painters.
Robert’s work is both comedy and drama through realism in bright colors and an amusing narrative. The subjects within his paintings range from balloon dogs to food, toys, books, and other assorted props.
A few years ago, CMA’s Curators were contacted by someone who was interested in information on a piece of work from the CMA Collection. As it turns out, he was an artist himself and one that CMA’s Curators had on a list to contact about a possible exhibition. There is truth to the exhibition title "Right Place, Right Time" for this exhibition of work by Robert Coleman Jackson. The playful nature of both his subject and narratives within the work bring out an unexpected joy. When you view his paintings, it becomes abundantly clear just how much he truly enjoys the artistic process. This exhibit is a bright example of visible silver linings in some of the darkest of moments.