Gary Jameson, North Beach, Maryland, USA Member Since January 2007 Artist Statement Gary Jameson lives along the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. Since the mid-1970's, his art has been influenced and inspired by America's industrial past and environmental present, recognizing an aesthetic legacy that includes an eclectic range of Americans from Thomas Cole to Albert Bierstadt, John Marin, and Robert Smithson. Jameson currently is working on a series of pastel drawings and sculptures inspired by imagery of the American landscape, based on recent cross-country travels. Other recent art include site-specific sculpture based on a contemporary and classical interpretation of industrial/architectural ruins, and a series of "Urban/Industrial Fantasy Landscapes." Jameson has a BFA degree from the University of Illinois, a MFA degree from Northern Illinois University and is an alumnus of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine.
"My art recognizes the culmination of my life for the past near fifty years, from where I have been to where I am. There has been a strong influence of locale, from flatlands to factories, from cities to seascapes, which inspires the imagery of my art. There has also been an influence of people who have affected and/or affirmed my visual opinions and philosophies. Art is neither good nor bad, only true or false. I strive to achieve truth in all my art."