Jackie Stanton worked in New York City for three years. She created trompe l'oiel murals, commision pieces, and original paintings. Jackie moved to Los Angeles in 2001, where she now works on her art full-time. Her murals can be found in Rhode Island, Pittsburgh, New Jersey, New York City, Chicago, Paris, Switzerland, London, and Los Angeles.
Jackie Stanton's paintings are currently being sold throughout the States, as well as in Europe. A few of her recent clients golfer Jesper Parnevik, InStyle magazine January & March 2006, David Caruso, Avril Lavigne, J.C Wendell, Russel Peters, Mark Ballas, Chad Rogers, Russel Friend, Robin Chretien (Robin's Jean), Bravo TV "Million Dollar Listing", Bravo TV "Flipping Out", Fox TV "House", ABC TV "Revenge", ABC TV "Castle", "E!" "Keeping Up with the Kardashians", TNT series "Major Crimes" and "Byron Allen's Comics Unleased" television series.
“My Philosophy of Art”
by Jackie Stanton
I realized very early in my life that I was born to paint. I have always remained faithful to this insight, and today I can say that my single-minded devotion to painting is beginning to show results. Over the last fifteen years since arriving in Los Angeles, I’ve created and sold over 8,000 pieces, with no end in sight. I try to paint every day, but even if that is not possible, I spend my time preparing, planning, and envisioning new works. Much of my time away from the act of painting seems like an extension of painting. I live my art. My subject matter derives from what I love and admire in my world. I could probably say that art is my religion. It is a personal religion with it own rituals, saints, mythology, and commandments. Creative spirits like Van Gogh, Picasso, Warhol, Lennon, Kurt Cobain, and other rare beings inspire me, and add fuel to my own quest.
Although I have worked in many mediums, and continue to experiment, I’ve discovered a technique that combines expressive brushwork with silk screening. By using many different screens, as well as vigorous painting, I am able to balance great freedom with definite limits, and this leads to a personal style. I believe that originality comes from a skillful and inventive combination of elements. It’s not so much creating something from nothing, but rather imaginatively selecting a few captivating fragments from the vastness of life, and placing them artfully on a blank canvas. Each word, each image, has a profound meaning to me, and when I bring them together on a single canvas this manages to intensify, and expand their individual significance.
Over the years, I’ve attempted to fuse dissimilar subject matter in one painting, which impedes and defies any simplistic explanation. My work is gradually becoming more dream-like, uniting the logical with the illogical, in an attempt to reveal the entire spectrum of consciousness. Art must become more mysterious, more evocative. I am not satisfied with people merely gazing at my painting: it must stay with them, and even haunt them.
The greatest art has something very strange and magical about it. One can return repeatedly to it without exhausting the special kind of pleasure it provides. I want my paintings to have this kind of endlessly bewitching quality, something that causes the viewer to become rooted to the spot. A painting should do for the eye what a perfect song does to the ear: using a particular sense as a gateway to the mind and soul and remaining there, as it becomes one with the person.
If people aren’t as swept up and hypnotized by art as much as I am, then I feel it is my duty as a contemporary artist to try and remedy this situation. I do everything possible to elevate painting to new heights for our present culture, and give it the supreme value that it once had for earlier, even prehistoric, times. I think the importance of painting can never be over-estimated, and I’ve spent my life proving this truth.
Steinbaum & Krauss Gallery, NY, NY. 2000
Curtis St. Art Gallery, Bayhead, New Jersey. 2001
Patrick McCarthy Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. 2003
ArtVogue Decoration, Ecublens, Switzerland. 2005
Old Town Art Gallery, Seal Beach, CA. 2005-present
Blueprint, Los Angeles, CA. 2005-present
SOHO Gallery, Studio City, CA. 2005-2008
Lurie Fine Art gallery, Miami, FL. 2006
Ambrogi / Castanier Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA. 2006-2008
Floorplan, W. 3rd. Street, LA, CA. 2007-present
Cantoni, Los Angeles, CA. 2008
Cella Gallery, North Hollywood (NOHO District), CA. 2008-2009
Art District, Studio City, LA, CA. 2009-2010
Axiom Contemporary Gallery, Santa Monica, LA, CA. 2011-2012
Jaxon, Venice Blvd., LA, CA. 2015-present
Opotz, LA, CA. 2015-2016
Mod Life Collection, LA, CA. 2016-present
CODA Gallery, Palm Desert, CA. 2019-present
2001-present, Los Angeles, CA
Full-time artist at 2918 Whittier Blvd. studio.
Created over 11,000 large, medium and small scale paintings.