Artist, photographer, and painter Jackson Finn will be joining us this year at the 15th Annual Art Gala.  He has graciously donated a framed, signed, and numbered limited-edition acrylic face mounted Fuji Crystal Photograph titled ‘Grandview End of Session’. 

At age four Jackson was first introduced to the Ocean by his Grandfather. From that very first moment he became infatuated by its wonder and beauty. His Grandfather, a fisherman, would allow him to tag along, waking him at dawn as they would head out in their tiny boat for a day of fishing. “I can still remember the tranquility and pure beauty I witnessed those early mornings with my Grandpa, watching the sun come up over the horizon and fill the sky.” A lot to take in as four year old, trying to endure the majestic feelings that the ocean displays. From an early age he knew the ocean would become part of his life as he made life decisions to ensure that it would. Through his many travels along with living in multiple coastal cities both in Florida and California, he has been able to utilize the oceans, it’s beaches and landscapes, drawing inspiration from all. Jackson continues to be inspired by his natural surroundings as this is expressed in his work through the use of bold colors and textures in his paintings, along with style and subject matter of his photographs. Jackson’s work captures and evokes the true sense of nature and the sea. He continues to create new works while residing in Carlsbad, CA with wife and two children.

This image captures the perfect end of the morning session at the Leucadia surf spot Grandview. The image resonates with all of us as a last look at the beach an all too familiar last look back just before heading home. Printed in sepia tone color the image is able to highlight the wispy clouds, the North County coast line and the silhouette of the surfer walking back alone with nothing but a stoke.  Make sure to be at Paradise Point on Friday, May 8th for your change to get this beautiful photograph.

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