Kayla Jackson is a Canadian Artist.
Kayla Jackson is a painter from Caledon, Ontario. Her acrylics and oils are inspired by her experiences ‘en plein air’ (painting outdoors). She has awarded Orangeville Banner’s Readers’ Choice Award for Best Local Visual Artist.
Working from her home studio or outdoors, Jackson’s landscapes capture the immediate emotion and light of countryside landscapes. Her ‘Garden Shed’ (12 x 16 inch acrylic on canvas) was selected as a finalist in the 2021 Into Nature International Plein Air Competition in Minnesota at the White Bear Centre for the Arts.
Kayla has completed a Bachelor of Illustration from Sheridan College following four years of intensive visual arts training at Mayfield Secondary School’s Regional Arts Program. Kayla has exhibited in various group shows, including ‘Illustrative Drawing and Painting’ at Artscape Youngplace in Toronto and she co-curated the second annual “Work in Progress’ exhibition at Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre in Oakville in 2019.
In her premier solo exhibition ‘Vivid Moments, Vivid Memories’ in 2021, Jackson amassed over 60 paintings of the historical buildings in her hometown for display at the Alton Mill Arts Centre. Her current work focuses on the texture and emotional gravity of every day countryside scenery.
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Honours Bachelor of Illustration with Honours, April 2019, Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Mayfield Secondary School, 2015, Regional Arts Program (RAP) for Visual Arts
‘Field of View’, Duo Exhibition with Jill Birks, Headwaters Restaurant, Millcroft Inn, Alton
'Vivd Moments, Vivid Memories', Solo Exhibition, Falls Gallery, Alton Mill Arts Centre
‘Re:launch’ Group Show, Headwaters Arts Gallery, Alton Mill Art Centre, Alton
'View From Here' Sheridan College Graduate Exhibition, The Burroughs Building, Toronto
'Sheridan College's Illustrative Drawing and Painting' Exhibition, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto
'Friends of Joshua Creek' Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville
'Work in Progress' -Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville
Curator's Choice Award
OSSTF Marion Drysadale Student Achievement Awards Juried Exhibition, Dufferin County Museum & Archives
‘International Migratory Bird Day’ Juried Exhibition, Pepco Edison Place Gallery, Washington, DC, June-July
Best Local Visual Artist (#1) and Best Local Artist (#2) in Orangeville Banner's Readers' Choice Awards
Co-Curator -2nd Annual 'Work in Progress' Exhibition, Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre
Dave Spence Art Student of the Year Award, Police Artists of Peel
Awarded senior painting studio residency with Ted Zourntos, Sheridan College
Curators Choice Award, First Annual 'Work in Progress’ Exhibition, Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville
Paul Burdette Visual Arts Scholarship, Headwaters Arts
Mayfield SS Visual Arts Award for Fine Arts
Honourable Mention, Robert Bateman Get to Know, Art and Nature Contest
Visual Art Award, Alton Public School
KayJax Creative Co., www.kayjaxcreativeco.com, Apr 2020-
-Graphic design for print, website design, social media management for creatives and businesses
International Art Dealer, Park West Gallery, Cruise Ships, 2019-2020
Artist Mentorship with Paul Morin, painting historical buildings of Alton Village, 2018
Sheridan Illustration Grad Council, President, 2018-2019
Studio Manager, Painting Studio Open House, Sheridan College, 2018