Woody Jackson lives outside of Middlebury, VT with his wife Ingrid and five boys,Bjorn,
Leif,Macon,Ebenezer and Silas. He has no cows of his own, but prefers to make his neighbors cows famous. He finds Vermont is home
for the soul as well as the body. He graduated from Middlebury College
in 1970 and received a master's degree in fine arts from Yale School of
Art in 1980.
Famous for Holstein cow paintings, he is inspired by the barns and hills of Vermont dairylands. Not all of his paintings involve cows,
as evidenced by his intensely hued watercolors of churches and
landscapes of New Mexico. Woody has also embarked on a new career as
a writer, having authored the children's book Counting Cows; and its sequel, "The Cow's Alfalphabet".
Woody Jackson's company,
Holy Cow, Inc., markets his cow goods worldwide.
"All my artwork has always been inspired by the land, from apple
orchards, vegetables gardens, New Mexico deserts, dairy farms, and even
the New York City waterfront. The land in turn is changed and inspired
by time and the seasons. The light is different through the day and
month to month.
As I write this, it's the first day of summer, and
nature is luxuriant with greens and slashes of color of flowers
blooming. But it's not just the visual but the sounds and smells of the
seasons that propel us forward or back into revery. The lilacs, the
peonies and now the roses fill the air, the birds wake us and the wind
rushes through the leaves. It's a multimedia symphony of sensations. I
love every month and its music.
My...[artwork]... celebrates both from the
perspective of the dairy cows of Vermont. They provide us with the
beautiful landscapes of our farms and the architecture of our barns, not
to mention the rich cream, milk and cheese. The farmers are at the mercy
of the weather and the seasons that nature gives us. I hope that nature
is bountiful for us all in the coming year, and that your days are full
and cherished. May the cows be with you."
Holstein Cow Paintings
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