Jackson, Dee



“Although Australian based, I have spent several years living in Southern Africa and New Zealand. Watercolour is my great love; it is the fluidity and spontaneity that attracts. As a medium, watercolor lends itself to the softness and curves of the human form. It allows the artist great freedom. Portraiture by its very nature is an intimate experience. Especially with children I see the love of a parent for their child. It is that individual passion and character I hope to portray. Preoccupied as we are, perhaps from very different backgrounds there is always a human connection. I also enjoy creating simple graphite portraits – works on paper. My portraits have been commissioned throughout Australia as well as in United Kingdom, USA, South Africa, Singapore, Vietnam and New Zealand.”


Corporate Art Collections

  • ResMed Limited, Innovation Centre, Bella Vista, Sydney, Australia
  • RSL Life Care, RSL ANZAC Village, Narrabeen, Sydney, Australia

Dee Jackson with her sitter 2013

Dee Jackson with her sitter 2013


  • 2012 Finalist – Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, Perth WA
  • 2012 – Australian Federal Parliament House, Canberra, “Celebrating Innovators”
  • 2009”Unsung Heroes” Exhibition
  • 2011 ”The Face of Australia”, NSW Parliament House, Sydney
  • 2009 ”Parliament Objects” Exhibition, NSW Parliament House, Sydney
  • 2013 Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney: “Art of Sydney” Exhibition
  • 2011 “All The World’s A Stage”- Victorian Art Society Gallery, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
  • 2012 Blacktown City Art Prize 2012 – Exhibitor
  • 2010 – “Face Off” The MLC Gallery, Ultimo, Sydney, NSW, Australia:
  • 2009 – “Acquaessence” – The Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle:
  • 2012, 2010 2008 PAA  exhibitions at the The Art House Hotel, Sydney
  • 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 – Ku-Ring-Gai Art Society Exhibitions, Sydney.
  • Habitat Gallery, Adelaide.

Exhibiting member of Portrait Artists Australia (PAA), The Combined Arts Societies of Sydney (CASS) and the Ku-Ring-Gai Art Society (KAS).


  • Studied in Adelaide, South Australia – German born Sculptor Thea Bluhm
  • Studied in Durban, Natal, South Africa  – Watercolour Artist Wendy Ahm
  • Studied in Sydney, Australia at Ku-Ring-Gai Art Centre – Watercolour Artists Madeleine Szymanski, Rob Candy, Malcolm Carver.