Paint Annapolis is on the way! Learn more about the juried artists and get yourself ready for this historic Plein air painting festival. 

We’re excited to welcome Fred Jackson from King of Prussia, Pennsylvania as a juried artist for Paint Annapolis 2022!

(Above) Fred Jackson

“The struggle of searching for that elusive balance between observation, perceptive mood, and design keeps me engaged and challenged.”

– Fred Jackson

Fred is an oil painter who draws the majority of his inspiration from the moods he feels that natural and cultural landscapes evoke. He cites his application of paint and compositions as a response to his perception of a place and to what he finds interesting.

“Linvilla Orchard Tractor,” oil, by Fred Jackson

“Paintings which do not make muster provide me with warmth and light in my campfires.

– Fred Jackson

Fred often finds success within the process of painting, citing that the paintings which he has battled the hardest, destroyed, and resurrected are those that become the most interesting.

“Lord Stirling’s Barn Valley Forge,” oil, by Fred Jackson

I prefer to work intuitively and improvisational with no predetermined result in mind.   I seek to express in paint the rich nuances and energy that a place presents within this moment in time.

Fred Jackson

In 2021, Fred won first place in the Best State Park, Hudson Valley Plein Air show. Additionally, he has an extensive list of awards and entries into shows.

“Valley Forge Farm House,” oil, by Fred Jackson

Learn more about Fred and read more of his many publications and achievements on his website here.

Join Fred for this year’s Paint Annapolis plein air festival and register to participate as a public artist. Learn more at

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