There’s always some interesting piece of artwork or an equally interesting character to meet during St. Augustine’s First Friday Art Walks. The amount of local artistic creativity is phenomenal and the personalities behind the works of art is astonishing. While browsing local galleries many artists are available to provide insight on their work which makes the experience deeper and richer. To be able to converse with the artist is essential to getting an idea of who painted the work and adds a priceless understanding and enjoyment of the art.
I had the opportunity to chat with Charlie Jackson (Jaxon), a local artist, who expressed his desire to paint “Joy.” Indeed, while enjoying the chat I did see how he expressed that Joy in his works which often incorporate vivid colors and small details designed to add to years of enjoyment through discovery of them. Jaxon, himself is a character – describing his endeavors as something he wants to do combined with “chasing women.” Jaxon’s works are as unique as he is. Hopefully, you can have an opportunity to engage him in a conversation while browsing local galleries.