We had the good fortune of connecting with Karrie Jackson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Karrie, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
As soon as my career became fully creative, painting was no longer the best way to get away and relax. To find life balance, I found I needed an unrelated way to connect with inspiration. I have thoroughly enjoyed gardening as a creative collaboration with nature. It has connevted me with my inner child and made me much more grounded which has given me the capacity to engage in bigger projects and reach more people that take more creative energy.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Much of my current art has been demos for students. Everything from live models, still lives, master studies and mixed Media abstract collage. Teaching and Coaching young artists in their personal creative practice continues to stoke my creative flame. For 4 years, I have dedicated much of my creative efforts in curating Arts Integration curriculum guiding teams of teachers and teaching artists in creating exciting learning experiences for kids. This year, as the project closes, I am enjoying the simplicity and immediacy of alla prima painting…which feels like home to me. Nature and Beach scenes are my odes to the pure joy the gift to us.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Hahaha! Entertaining someone for a week is beyond my independant spirit and creative practice. I would do a day trip for a meaningful connection. I would take them to pick up picnic food at Boney’s Market in Coronado, and then chill out for a day at the beach. At night, I would cook a homemade meal and share a good conversation by candlelight or fireside..
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I give credit to my community! Through the syncronicities, hard work and inspirations many people’s creativity have fueled the magic that is Coronado. I also give credit to nature…the birds, the trees, the wind, the ocean…all have been council to my heart keeping my intuition alive.
Master Study Demo, (nude by fire) Anders Zorn Surfer, photo by Kelly Telebrico Chalk Art wings, by Chalk Walk student artists Quarantine Recreation, painting by Anders Zorn