Eric Clark Jackson

regional batik Leonardtown, MD
Photo Credit: photo courtesy of artist

Eric Clark Jackson is a professional artist whose work explores a connection to the water and wildlife of the Chesapeake. A contemporary fiber artist, his work is an intersection of fine art, contemporary craft, and the ecology of the watershed.

After 10 years in public education, Eric began pursuing modern batik techniques, which has evolved into an easily identifiable aesthetic style. His inimitable technique relies on heavy applications of wax and low immersion dye baths, which combine to create unique illustrations which feel both familiar and unusual at the same moment.

Jackson’s work has received support from the Maryland State Arts Council, Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, and numerous local arts councils. He is heavily involved in local watershed initiatives on the Chesapeake Bay, and he has worked with numerous nonprofits on the forefront of Chesapeake Bay culture and preservation. Jackson has been a presenter and exhibitor at the National Folk Festival, the American Craft Show, and many prestigious national art fairs, including Coconut Grove and the National Art Fair in Naples.

An avid outdoors person, Eric continues to explore the Chesapeake from Leonardtown, where he lives with his wife and two girls.

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