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Artist Kurt Jackson goes with the flow for river images
By Laura Joint
BBC Devon

One of Kurt Jackson's paintings of the Tamar
Kurt Jackson's paintings of the River Tamar are on show in the exhibition

Over the past 10 years, artist Kurt Jackson has spent many long hours on river banks, paint brush in hand and quite often nothing on his feet.

The waterways of the South West feature strongly in his river project.

Images of the Tamar and Dart sit alongside paintings of the Thames, Avon and Liffey in Ireland.

A selection of works by the Cornwall-based artist are on show in Kurt Jackson: River at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery.

Some are large scale oils and acrylics, others are small etchings.

Kurt Jackson at the River Tamar
Kurt Jackson working on his painting of the Tamar

Sculpture also features in the exhibition, which is part of a season linked to the South West region at the museum throughout 2010.

"Capturing a fleeting impression doesn't interest me," Jackson explains of his work.

"In all my paintings the aim is to convey my feelings and sense of awareness in that particular environment."

Jo Clarke from Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery said: "Over the last decade Kurt Jackson has followed many rivers from the source to the sea.

"He's recorded the experience of these journeys at the riverbank in a variety of ways including on canvas, on paper, in collage and in words.

"The works featured have been produced in a variety of mediums and give a real insight into Kurt's creative process.

"They also highlight some of the wonderful scenery we're very lucky to have along the banks of local rivers such as the Tamar, as it winds its way to the sea, shaping the boundary between Devon and Cornwall as it goes."

Kurt Jackson: River
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
Until 10 July 2010

* Painting at the top of the page - details: Oak leaves fall, distant traffic, gulls visit, the tide ebbs on the Tamar.

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