Artist Wendy Jackson

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From the time she was three years old Wendy Jackson loved to draw. She spent hours drawing "ladies" before she was even in school. A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Wendy majored in painting and drawing at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and Omaha, studying under Roger Carlisle, Margaret Furlong, and Peter Hill. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. After completing a practicum in Museum Art Education at Joslyn Art Museum she earned a Master of Science degree also from UN-O. She taught art to children of all grade levels at both private and public schools in Omaha, Fort Lauderdale, and Atlanta. Shows include the "Emerging Artist Show" at Anne Irwin Fine Art; "High Arts Day" at the High Museum of Art; the "Elegant Elf" market sponsored by the Sandy Springs Society; various shows at the Atlanta Artists Center; "Little Things Mean a Lot" at the Swan Coach House Gallery; and the Trinity "Spotlight on Art" Artists Market.  Wendy has also participated in several community art projects throughout her career, including several in Atlanta that involved painting fiberglass animal sculptures: "The Town Turtles of Sandy Springs;" Georgia Tech's "Buzz Around Town;" and "Bucks on the Street" project of the Buckhead Business Association.  Another special project was "Art from the Heart" sponsored by the Atlanta Fine Arts League,  which involved artist volunteers painting portraits of Georgia soldiers killed in Iraq. Wendy's preferred media are oil, watercolor, and colored pencil. Her favorite subjects are people, including numerous commissioned portraits; landscapes, and flowers. One thing she loves about living in Atlanta is finding something inspirational in her garden all year long. Workshops with various talented Atlanta artists including Nancy Franke,  Jim Richards, Marc [...]

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