I was born with Cerebral Palsy in 1953 from  lack of oxygen. I am unable to use my hands or legs.so,  I paint and operate a computer using a headband stylus.  My teacher, Lucille Wilson, and my Dad, R.T. Jackson, designed a headsstylus to use.  I found out I had the talent to paint one day as I was watching my brother, Robert Jackson, an architect in Austin, Texas, painting on an easel.  My sister, brother and family members encouraged me to express nyself through painting.  This inspired me to paint with my headband stylus.  I was 11 years old when my brother stuck  a paintbrush in the end of my stylus and I was off and running (painting)  This was 1964 and with instruction from my brother, the rest is history!

I started in 1964 with tempera paints and later changed to acrylic in 1969.  I found by using acrylic paints I could paint on harder surfaces such as canvas and hardboard. 

I was a student of the Hughen School for the Disabled children in the 60s and the 70x. While attending this school, I presented paintings to Jimmy Durante and Bob Hope. I now attend the Hebert Adult Center  a part of the Bob Hope Shcool in Port Arthur, Texas  
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I have had many one man art exhibits  at the Texas Museum in Port Arthur, Texas.  One of my exhibits, Texas Whistle Stops, consisted of 17 train stations throughout the state of Texas.  I have also exhibited landscapes and still life paintings.  I have had an exhibition in the Railroad Museum in Crocket ,Texas.   

I am a member of the Texas Artist Museum where I have shown the Alamo and four  other Spanish Missions.  I have entered painting in the Sister Kenny International Art Show for Disabled Artists in Minneapolis, since 1977, and have won many awards.  In 1977, I won honorable mention for my painting , A Sailing Day.  (This ipainting is on the TAMS web site)

The Snyder Drug Store Company in Minneapolis Minnesota, honored me by placing 7 of my paintings on the title table of their calendars starting in 1990.  One of these paintings, Apples, won third place in the Sister Kenny Art show in the year 2000. ( This painting is also on the TAMS web site.) 

In April 2001, I won first place in the Oil and the Acrylic Medium in the Sister Kenny International Art show.  The name of this painting was ,
Crimson Breeze, my initial first place painting  in this exhibit.

In 2003, my painting, Green House Effect, was picked by the Snyder Drus Stores to once again become a part of their calendar. 

In September 2004, I exhibit at the Texas Artiist Museum in Port Arthur, Texas, showing my miniature  paintings.  I was also honored to be accepted into the 10th Annual Gulf Coast National  Art competition. 

I am now attending a special computer class for the physically challenged.  These classes are for highly talented, motivated people that would like to advance their education or their talents  utilzing adaptive equipment to access computers.  These coputers can be accessed by using one movement from a head, chin, eyes, and any other part of the body best for the individual. 
This computer class is a part of Spindletop MHMR facilities in Beaumont, Texas and is coordinated by Suzy Fairchild. 

This website was designed by
Doug Jackson with assistance by Suzy Fairchild and Linda Nelson
               and Tony Cosmeaux