Bill Jackson is best known for painting the natural beauty and mystery of the Mississippi Delta swamps in an intimate perspective. He is a native of Drew, Mississippi, and attended Ringling School of Art and Design. During an enlistment as an Army illustrator, Bill was selected to be a member of the United States Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights. At that time, he became a world-champion skydiver. Bill Jackson continued to refine his painting skills and was commissioned by the Army to create paintings both for the Golden Knights and Matthew I. Rierson Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund (1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta) Delta Force.
Time passed, but Bill has remained near his Mississippi Delta roots. For inspiration these days, he is focusing primarily on nearby regional swamps. Jackson has chosen not only acrylic but also oil as his medium, employing a remarkably realistic touch with his recreations of natural swamp settings.
When not creating art magic on large, imposing canvases or soaking up the primordial atmosphere of the Delta bayous from his one-man kayak, Bill is at home hamming it up on movie sets as a background actor, scuba diving in water clearer than that of the swamps he frequents, or juggling shiny, round objects above his head.
As a seasoned artist, Bill still demands creative growth from himself. He has not become stagnated in current successes. Instead, he has continued to move forward, learning fresh techniques to hone his craft. Being a perfectionist in his art, Bill Jackson will undoubtedly leave an unquestioned legacy for all to enjoy—his memorable and breathtaking impressions of the unique Delta swamps.