Karrie Jackson is a Coronado High School and Coronado School of the Arts (CoSA) graduate and teacher. Her current artwork highlights the vibrant beach culture and landscape of Coronado Island. Ms. Jackson completed her undergraduate training at California College of the Arts, San Francisco, With Distinction; obtained a Masters of Education, Curriculum and Instruction - Integrated Teaching through the Arts, from Lesley University; and a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Visual Art from Point Loma Nazarene College. She has been a free lance artist in addition to being an educator since 2003. She worked as a Visual Art Consultant for CoSA starting in 2010 and joined CoSA's permanent staff in 2012.
With a primary focus on landscape painting in acrylic, Ms. Jackson is known for her Coastal Impressionism, In 2014, Ms. Jackson set out to capture the joy and beauty of the Coronado shoreline, especially the enjoyment of youth and surf culture. Ms. Jackson designs original compositions from her own photography and stylizes her work through rich color and loose application of paint. Her aim is to express the essence of a moment and above all inspire and bring joy to the viewers.
Ms. Jackson has developed a wide range work in order to facilitate a strong foundation for teaching. Her body of work includes architectural paintings such as the large scale commission of luxury home paintings by American West Group, Denver, CO in 2011 as well as still lives, botanical, pet commissions and figurative work. She has facilitated and organized screen printing workshops, mural production and chalk walks as well as workshops that develop traditional art skills and abstraction.