Halifax folk artist Kyle Jackson with this year's poster art.
Behind the scenes - folk art studio.
Kyle does some tricky cut-outs.
Kyle Jackson's folk art captures a vibrant community.
A Kyle Jackson bouquet.
Step into my studio . . .
Tools of the trade.
Kyle Jackson - painter, sculptor, art instructor was born in Toronto in 1960. He grew up with three crazy siblings, in a variety of culturally rich communities. The Jackson family lived in San Francisco, in the heyday of the late '60s, and later The Hague, in the Netherlands, where Kyle, received his first formal art training, along with his mother, at the then numinous Vrije Academie (International Art Lab).
Kyle's keen interest in art solidified when he met Andy Warhol at the Art Gallery of Ontario in 1974.
A decade later, Kyle came to Nova Scotia in to attend NSCAD. He's been an active member of the vibrant Halifax art scene ever since; as artist, patron and a youth educator. Kyle and Tom Roussell (1951-2009) opened and operated (the much missed) Soho Kitchen together for 18 years at the original location on Granville Street - a unique hub for the arts, business and politics plus - in its time. Before 1988, he was magnetically attracted to the group that eventually founded the Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival.
In 2013, Kyle is featured artist at the 25th festival and one of three surviving members of the festival founding group.
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