Marker on sheet music | 12" x 9" | 2022
Though Jackson Sutton is a relatively young artist, his influences are vast and worldly and his work reflects that of a seasoned maker. With an avid interest in foreign countries and languages, Sutton creates distinctive characters that traverse cultural landscapes. Wherever they are, Sutton’s figures are full of joy and movement. Stylistically, Sutton draws inspiration from both cartoonists and mid-century illustrators, which is reflected in his bold colors and use of graphic pattern. Sutton, who composed his first song at age 3, describes seeing music as he listens, and created this series of drawings in a Rachmaninoff piano book while listening to the compositions.
Sutton has been a SAGE studio artist since January 2019. He also serves on the board of directors of SAGE Studio.