Kurt Jacobson, Anchorage, Alaska Member Since August 2009 Artist Statement Kurt Jacobson Kurt Jacobson has been an artist all his life. In 1998 with the support of his family he entered the professional arena. He is current Vice President of the Alaska Artists Guild. He has won numerous awards for his artwork. Has been selected two times to produce the Alaska Railroad Official Print and Poster, in 2006 and 2008. His entry in the Art for Alaska State Parks competition in 2007 won “Peoples Choice Award” and was selected as the official print for the competition also. In 2007 he joined the Alaska Plein Air Painters and has developed a love of painting outdoors, and is passionate about reinterpreting those paintings back in the studio. Current President Alaska Artists Guild. PERSONAL STATEMENt Being born and raised in Alaska has given me a love for the outdoors that I try to express in my artwork. I paint in Oils and Acrylics, and love Pen & Ink also. I am a realist painter with a touch of impressionism. Working very closely with nature “en plein air” (on location), has led to a greater appreciation to the natural world around us. Light is the motivating factor; without it there would be nothing. To capture the light and how it makes the colors vibrate and tell a story is my goal. Working on location forces me to be in touch with the moment, allowing me time only to work fast and loose, capturing the emotions and light of the moment. When I create a larger more detailed work in my studio, I use the plein air paintings as reference, so I can match the emotions evoked at the time I painted them. All paintings are a “moment in time”; I hope my paintings make the viewer stop and linger in that moment and its beauty.