Pamela Gibson
June 7, 2018

Eric Jacobsen


JULY 9th to AUGUST 3rd


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Eric Jacobsen

There is a reason that Eric’s paintings win the artist choice award at the top plein air events along with scores of other honors. His exceptional work carries with it an emotional impact that is timeless. Because his compositions are simplified and elegantly designed, Eric is referred to as an ‘artist’s artist.’

Eric Jacobsen was born and raised in New England. He received a BA in History from Gordon College in Wenham, MA in 1989. He then went on to received Beaux Arts training at the prestigious Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, CT where studies are structured in the manner of French academic atelier, nine hours per day of drawing and painting instruction from life.

Now one of the nation’s top landscape artists, Eric creates his paintings on location near his home in Oregon. Eric's true inspiration is the amazing beauty that he sees in nature. Jacobsen is a “Plein Air” painter. He takes his oils wherever he goes, setting up on site, working until his painting is finished. ”It is most important to me that my paintings convey a certain mood", Eric says. "I want them to be felt by the viewer without his or her having to analyze or think about them. As a general rule, I try to find strong compositions in nature and then paint the scene accurately while leaving out any extraneous details which would only busy up the painting and detract from the strength of the piece as a whole. My painting process consists of finding a painting site and setting up to paint for a couple of hours, or until the light has changed. For larger paintings, I will return on consecutive days at the same time, under similar lighting conditions to finish a piece."

“Finalist”, Boldbrush, FASO, October
“Honorable Mention”, Rice Gallery of Fine Art Plein Air Show, Overland Park, KS
“Finalist”, Boldbrush, FASO, August
“Second Place”, Pacific NW Plein Air, Maryhill Museum

Recent Exhibitions
“Double Vision”, Mockingbird Gallery, Bend, OR
Door County Plein Air Festival, Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek, WI
Sonoma Plein Air, Sonoma, CA
American Impressionist Society Show, Montgomery Lee Fine Art, Park City, UT
“Going Places”, Kneeland Gallery, Ketchum, ID
Rice Gallery of Fine Art Plein Air Show, Overland Park, KS
American Impressionist Society Small Works Show, Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA
Door County Plein Air Festival, Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek, WI

Magazine Articles
Eric Jacobsen, SouthWest Art Magazine, November 2016

Gallery Representation
Art on the Boulevard, Vancouver, WA
Gallery 89, Steamboat Springs, CO
Gallery At Round Top, Round Top, TX
Ingram Fine Art, Wiscasset, ME
Kneeland Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
Mockingbird Gallery, Bend, OR
Phinney Gallery, Joseph, OR

American Impressionist Society(AIS), Signature Membership Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters(RMPAP)

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