Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Warren Alan Jackson, Painter, Tells His Story

The first painting is a part of my beginning and is of my father's parents. My grandfather was a school teacher in the early 1900's; his name was Shaper, a very well known name at that time in Fairfax, Virginia. During that time a multiplicity of difficulties occurred but didn't deter my great grandfather, Daniel Shaper from purchasing 34 acre lots in 1825. His son purchased 20 additional acres before the end of slavery. 

My Great-Grandparents

My grandfather, Richard T. Jackson, purchased 13 acres from my grandmother's family in 1938. Today, there stands serval million dollar estates on that land. 

My inspiration to create this painting of my great grandparents was taken from a self-conscious look at my past, feeling inclined to share and explore views being the focal point of my experience and expression of my life.

My vision in this scenery, below, is to orchestrate composition and offer the pleasure of gazing at a place and time that you have or would love to experience. The documentation is a brief conclusion of time desired, and shared to console, a sailing expedition journey, with the potential affect of creative discovery.


The Barber Shop was an invigorating encounter of past experience shared, deriving from childhood in my neighborhood, that consisted of creative environmental scenes and frequent visits to the Barber Shop with my father accompanying me at times, to make sure the cut was perfect. The time period is somewhat defined by the imagery advertised in the foreground.

The Barber Shop

Helping Hand, is evidence of mature development in the hands of fatherhood. I marveled at the memories shared with my father; I was always being a nagging  aggressive, curious, and eager-to-learn son. The horses and stable were times when I visited my uncle.

Helping Hand

In my painting, Contribution To Breast Cancer, the scenery was a photograph at Malcom X Park in Washington, DC. but the subject matter was prepared completely from imagination. I was inspired from my brother passing away from cancer and the dialogues with my daughter on combating breast cancer. My daughter is the main subject matter and I added to the painting, having her wearing pink for breast cancer.

Contribution to Breast Cancer

The painting, It's Time, reflects on the act of moving which occurred frequently to the idiosyncratic case families of certain stature were left to deal with. Everyone who ever lived has experienced failure and they realize this does not encompass all that made them incredible and dynamic human beings, so they pack up and to break ground elsewhere.

It's Time

This is Week 6 of Artists Tell Their Stories. Thank you for reading and sharing Warren's story. To connect with him and see more of his work, please email him at alanpaul1@yahoo.com