Abel R. Jackson III is a deliberate creator who chooses to live his life as a visual artist. Looking back, his early life experiences prepared him for this particular endeavor. As a child he excelled in the visual arts spending considerable time coloring and drawing for fun. It was not until Abel took his first art class in high school that he learned that his love for visual creation could be used as a powerful form of purposeful self-expression.
In 1994 Abel enrolled at Winthrop University where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a specialization in graphic design and illustration. After graduation, he got a job as a designer but found cubicles far too confining. He decided to branch out on his own to pursue a career as a full-time artist.
In 2002 Abel was introduced to airbrushing which gave him the power to paint anything on anything and provided him a means to make a living as an artist.
In 2011 Abel created Art by Abel, custom painting and design. His business provides masterful high-quality artwork and creative services and is dedicated to the production of aesthetically pleasing and thought-provoking visual design. His work is known for its emphasis on detail and usage of vibrant color which he uses to communicate a wide range of ideas, emotions, and experiences.
“My desire is to paint the contents of my heart. My mission is to create profound works of art that communicate spiritually uplifting ideas and concepts. My objective is to stir the soul, stimulate the mind, and expand the consciousness – awareness of both the artist (myself) and the viewer. My goal is to do this in the most masterful way possible. Currently, I offer my talent to the general public painting everything from murals to portraits. I take great pride in providing this purposeful function to my community. I spend my free time creating my own works of art which is the sole purpose behind all that I do. In this way, I do what I love so that I can do what I love. I am grateful.”
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