“Born in Manchester in 1947, my earliest recollection was drawing at every opportunity. At School, Art was by far my most favourite subject. I went onto Art College gaining a diploma in Graphic Art and Design followed by a much enjoyed career in Advertising, eventually setting up my own successful business. I had the good fortune to be able to retire early and spend more of my time on doing the thing I love the most, painting.”
“My work is a combination of my imagination along with photographs I have taken whilst on holiday in Cornwall and Europe. I use fine lines and blocks of colour to create an interesting semi-abstract fragmented composition. Although my work may be based on an actual place, my painting process relies more on a personal feeling for the essence of a moment in time.”
“I work mainly in acrylics because of their versatility and quick drying properties. They can be used similar to oils or when thinned, like watercolour and suit my method of working perfectly.”
Carl has been an active member of Bury Art Society for ten years and is now programme secretary, the past five years of which he has successfully exhibited at Bury Art Gallery receiving several very highly commended awards by the Judges and in 2005, 2006 and 2007 winning the People’s Prize. The artist has also been involved in charity auctions, has been awarded prizes from a number of competitions and frequently leads workshops, lectures and demonstrations.
Art by Carl Jacobs
Recently chosen as the winning painting in the prestigious Holmfirth Art Exhibition,...
A great piece by Carl featuring the bridge over the canal in Castlefield. A secluded...