Jameson’s influences range from early Renaissance painting, particularly religious iconography, to Japanese prints to Matisse, Morandi, and Rothko. An obsession with gardening and love of travel (especially a trip to India) has given him a fearless mastery of color. In recent years, following a trip to France, his work has taken on a romantic edge. Says Gordon, “I’d like to keep a simplicity while embracing the Rococo, if that’s a thing. Once the first compositional marks are on canvas and color introduced, it is about my conversation with the painting. While color, line and form may be generated by my observations, the painting has more to do with my own catharsis, the intensity of television and modern life. ”
Gordon Jameson learned to use (and love) oil paint at about the age of 8 from his grandmother. Jameson graduated from Franconia College in 1977 with a degree in painting and fine art, moved to Boston, MA and set up a studio. He had his first public exhibition at Gallery 281 on Newbury Street, Boston the following year. From Boston, Jameson worked and lived in San Francisco, Los Angeles, finally settling in North Carolina in 1993. Jameson has shown his work nationally and is in many private collections in the US and Europe. Over the years, Jameson has been an active member of the art community having served on Boards or as a member of a number of organizations. He was one of the founding member artists of the Franklin Street Arts Collective (FRANK Gallery) in Chapel Hill, NC, and was its Board Chair for six years.