By JMJ

Unique paintings by JMJ

The Board Room, Jordan's Solicitors (18 King Street): July 2013, 2014, 2016 & 2017Wakefield's Chantry Chapel on the Brigde: July 2012 & 2015   

JMJ's News & Information:

Latest News...

Wakefield Express 4/8/17 - page 46 'Art & Culture: JMJ is pictured with MP Mary Creagh (pronounced Cray). Information relates to this year's exhibition. 

Paintings and Poems - the title of this year's 6th Summer Artwalk Exhibition launch event was one of JMJ's biggest successes to date. His 'price tag' information cards, "Happy _____ Day." greetings cards and Fobbed Off! key fobs were praised for their design and professional presentation. JMJ greeted 60 visitors, including friends, returning visitors, new fans of his work and the Labour MP for Wakefield - Mary Creagh. Due to 'pop in' for a few minutes, Mary stayed for almost an hour, saying "I've had so much fun, I don't want to leave." JMJ was pleased and surprised to receive excellent comments about his 'new for 2017' range of greetings cards; even from a painter turned card maker who described them as the best she'd seen. With several visitors asking why the mock-up cards weren't available for purchase.

Thank you to Mick, Mick's wife Pam and Steve from the Black Horse Poets, to Tasneem, Jess and Nick for being great hosts and representatives of Jordan's Solicitors, to the staff and partners at Jordan's, to Linda Golding for her continued support and encouragement and to Trevor from 5 Towns [online] Radio for coming along too. JMJ has been invited to return next July with his 7th Summer Artwalk Exhibition; though Jess and Nick said they'd be happy to host another exhibition if JMJ was able to go sooner.

JMJ's exhibition continues daily [Mon to Fri, 10am to 4pm, last entry at 4.30pm] until 1pm on Friday August 25th. If you'd like to book a time to view his exhibition, please telephone Jordan's Solicitors on Wakefield (01924) 387 110

When visiting Jordan's solicitors, look out for JMJ's painting The Concrete Castle. It takes pride of place on a wall behind the reception desk. 

For more details about the Black Horse Poets, see: www.blackhorsepoets.weebly.com

For information about 5 Towns [online] Radio, visit Facebook and search for: 5 Towns Radio.  

News for 2017...

Announcing the introduction of a range of exclusive greetings cards, created by JMJ, called "Happy _____ Day." Several designs were available during the July 26th launch of JMJ's new Summer Exhibition, at £1.50 each or any 3 for £3 Also, look out for their return at JMJ's next Summer Artwalk Exhibition in July 2018 Plus, the ever-popular Take-aways for a tenner table and JMJ's limited edition Fobbed Off! key fobs; £1 each or a set of 3 for £2

21/7/17 - a short interview with JMJ was used on the front cover of the Barnsley Chronicle's Royston edition to promote his exhibition. Words by Josh Timlin.

14/7/17 - JMJ's painting Marvel Arch was part of a half-page article in the Wakefield Express. Thanks to Michael Yates (Black horse Poets) for entering it on JMJ's behalf.

In other news...

2 landmarks occurred in 2016: it was 10 years since JMJ picked up a paint brush again and 5 years since he began exhibiting with the Wakefield Artwalk scheme.

2016: JMJ's 5th Summer Exhibition and his 3rd time in the Board Room at Jordan's Solicitors (18, King Street). JMJ's 3 hour launch event was on Wednesday the 27th and attracted 60 visitors (4 trying to enter the art space just as the building was being locked up). JMJ sold The Concrete Castle and was delighted that it was purchased by the staff at Jordan's Solicitors. It joins a selection of paintings on the Reception walls of the King Street office. Thank you to the team at JS and especial thanks to trainiee solicitor Tasneem for her support throughout the launch event. She has already 'penciled JMJ in' for next July's Artwalk.

*Head to The Gallery to see what's sold and what's been added, recently. 

As in previous years, JMJ's 6th Summer Exhibition remains a 'free to visit' venue. To book a slot, please telephone: Jordan's Solicitors on 01924 387 110

July 29th, 2015 saw JMJ return to the Chantry Chapel on the Bridge for the second time in four years. Once again, thanks to support from Brian Holding, the evening was a great success. For the 4th year running, the event saw dark skies and heavy rain but attracted a satisfying 43 visitors.

April 11th, 2015: The Chantry Chapel on the Bridge formed one of the backdrops for Sylvester Stallone's, full length, commercial for Warburton's bread.

October, 2014: JMJ was asked for The Toll House, Scarborough, as a leaving present. Unfortunately, it had been sold 2 years earlier. This led JMJ to create his first and only one-off print of the painting to present to his boss, Carolyn Johnson, who was retiring as Head of Learning Support at Leeds City College.

July, 2014: July 30th saw the highly successful launch of JMJ's 3rd Wakefield Artwalk & Summer Exhibition (his second in the Board Room, at Jordan's Solicitors - 18 King Street, Wakefield). Over the 3 hours, JMJ greeted 106 visitors and sold 12 paintings; including 3 to one visitor and 4 to another visitor. 

Thank Yous... to you the 510 who have visited JMJ's 4 previous launch events and 5 July Artwalk Summer Exhibitions, bought paintings and added positive comments to the Testimonials page. Thank you, also, to Tasneem Patel and her colleagues at Jordan's Solicitors for their continued support, to Wakefield Artist Linda Golding for inspiring JMJ to take part in the Artwalks, to Brian Holding and (late) Kate Taylor MBE for their support in hosting JMJ's first exhibition, in the Chantry Chapel on the bridge, in 2012

Visitor numbers... Since July 2012, JMJ's paintings have been viewed by 510 visitors: 2012, Chantry Chapel on the Bridge - 228 visitors (over 3 hours and 3 further days). 2013, Jordan's Solicitors - 56 visitors. 2014, Jordan's Solicitors - 60 visitors. 2015, Chantry Chapel on the Bridge - 106 visitors (in 3 hours, only) and 2016, Jordan's Solicitors - 60 visitors.

Media... to read what Barnsley Chronicle's Oliver Dyson thought of JMJ's paintings, see Oliver's Meeting Place article (dated August 2nd, 2013) in the Media section of this website.

History... July 25th, 2012: At Wakefield's Chantry Chapel on the Bridge - over the 4 days, JMJ greeted 228 visitors, sold 7 paintings, became the first person to sell a painting on opening night (JMJ sold 3) and broke the record of selling 4 paintings across the 4 days (JMJ sold 7). July 31st, 2013: At Jordan's Solicitors - during the launch evening, JMJ greeted 56 visitors (33 more than the previous exhibitor and setting a new record for most visitors on an opening evening. Especially good as it was a very wet evening) and sold 5 paintings. The exhibition ran for 5 weeks.

and finally...

Sales, discounts and commissions. Please e-mail: mrjacksonis@yahoo.co.uk

Wakefield Artwalk:   www.artwalk.org.uk/next-artwalk/events

Jordan's Solicitors:   www.jordanssolicitors.co.uk

Chantry Chapel:  www.wakefieldfhs.org.uk/chantry_chapel/Services.htm

Black Horse Poets: www.blackhorsepoets.weebly.com

Facebook: Byjmj and/or Festival Gardens Liverpool (Stoke, Glasgow, Gateshead & Ebbw Vale) group for more than 4,500 photographs and video clips of the 5 UK Garden Festivals and The Gallery, here, for JMJ's Festival Gardens Paintings album.

Terms & Conditions: Take-aways for a Tenner* paintings are £10 each, 2 for £15 or 3 for £20 Although a small selection of paintings are available for £5 each, they aren't included in the multi-buy offer. All discounted paintings, exclusive key fobs and greetings cards are limited to the 3 hours of the launch event on July 26th. There after, all prices revert back to those listed on this website. Limited edition Fobbed Off! key fobs [last year known as ByJMJ key fobs, launched to mark 10 years as an amateur painter] are £1 each or a set of 3 for £2 Plus, Happy ___ Day cards are £1.50 each or any 3 for £3)

Trade names: Forestationery - stationery and envelopes (1989), all art work ByJMJ &/or J.M.Jackson (2006), ByJMJ website (2011), ByJMJ key fobs (2016), Fobbed Off! - key fobs (2016/17) and "Happy ___ Day." - greetings cards (2017) are all under the umbrella of JMJ's ...is A 'one moment in time' Production.© Est. 1989 (25 years: 2014)