From the early Spanish adventurers to the home we know today, the saga of Florida has been recorded in many ways. Now a most unique view has been created that gives testimony to the many triumphs and tragedies that have become our history.

This is the life-long work of native born, fifth generation Floridian and self taught artist Jackson Walker who has undertaken the task of bringing this legacy to life in his large oil paintings. With thorough research, including travel to sites, consultation with historians and experts on any given subject and with painstaking attention to detail, the stories are portrayed in a traditional oil painting style. Drawing from the examples of well known illustrative artists like N.C. Wyeth, Howard Pyle and Edouard Detaille, he executes his own technique with a storyteller’s approach that takes the viewer into a place as it would have appeared in reality.

Jackson Walker has elevated his career to a level of acceptance with collectors, institutions and individuals who hold his unique portrayals of Florida and its history in high regard.

1995- Awarded the Florida commendation Medal by the Florida National Guard for the documentation of
military history in Florida.
2004- Legendary Florida collection purchased by the Museum of Florida Art.
2004- Artist in Residence to the Museum of Florida Art serving as advisor and advocate for the Legendary
Florida collection and participating educational outreach programs and lectures.
2006- Selected as Featured Artist for the ‘07 DeLand Festival of the Arts.
2007- Presentation and Lecture of Legendary Florida to the Florida Caucus at The Capitol Hill Club in
Washington DC.
2007- Presentation of “Return to Big Cypress” loaned to The Florida House in Washington, DC.
2008- Recipient, Florida House Artist of the year award.
2008- Presentation and Lecture, the Florida Caucus Washington DC.
2010- Inaugural winner of the Florida Historical Society Annual Ben Brotemarkle Award.
2010- Legandary Florida Symphony composed by Robert Kerr.
2013- Audubon of Florida Artist of the Year Annual Award.
2013- Received Lifetime Member status to the Dade Battlefield Society.
2013- “Recovering Moments in Time” book is published by Florida Historical Society.
2014- Featured author and speaker at 2014 Florida Heritage Book Festival.
- Dade Battlefield Visitors Center Museum Bushnell, Florida.
- Florida National Guard Heritige Art Series (nine peices) Various sites staewide.
- Seminole Wars Foundation Headquarters Dade City, Florida.
- US Army National Guard Bureau Washington DC: For the states of Georgia and West Virginia
- The Museum of Florida Art DeLand, Florida (The Legendary Florida Collection.)
- The City of Orlando Office of the Mayor.
- The Florida House on Capitol Hill Washington D.C.
- 2012 - Micanopy Historical Society Micanopy, Florida
- Ft. Fredrica Historic Site, St. Simons Island, Georgia.
- The history Channel: “Tales of the Gun”
- PBS/Eagle Productions”The River Runs North”
- Florida Living History, St. Augustine/Fort Mose
- Lecture Program, Florida P.K. Young Library University of Florida, Gainesville Florida,
- PBS Radio interviews (statewide); Palm Beach, Treasure Coast,Orlando Volusia County Daytona and TheFlorida Historical Society.
- WFTV Channel 9 Orlando interview
- Book Cover art and Design: The Voyages of Ponce De Leon FHS Press
- Book Cover art and Design: Hollow Victory FHS Press
- PBS/Live Oak Productions "Kissimmee Basin The Northern Everglades"

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