Errol Jacobson

Errol Jacobson is a Chicago based artist who works in oils.  He lives in the Bucktown neighborhood on the north side of Chicago with his longtime partner and fellow painter Stephanie Weidner and their two cats, Cecil and Toulouse.   Although he has traveled and painted in other parts of the county and world, he considers himself a regionalist painter.

Errol received a majority of his training at the renowned Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts located in Chicago.  In addition, he has studied independently with master painters further honing his skills as an artist.  Errol currently teaches plein air painting at the Palette and Chisel passing on to others what has been generously given to him.   As well as being an artist member of the Palette and Chisel, he is also a member of the Plein Air Painters of Chicago and The American Impressionist Society.  Errol exhibits widely throughout the Chicago area and his works can be found in many private collections.

Errol paints both en plein air and in his Chicago studio.  His paintings are known for their atmospheric quality and somewhat moody feel.   He attempts not to overwork or finely render his paintings leaving much for the viewer discover and enjoy on their own.   Although his work is recognizable, he is not a formula painter, painting each painting the same way with the same method and technique.  On the other hand, he is open to discovery and artistic growth by incorporating experimentation whether it is with design, materials or paint application, all in order to produce new, interesting and truthful paintings.

He has recently devoted himself to painting cityscapes attempting to capture the energy, vitality and spirit of the city.  He sometimes paints recognizable landmarks but often paints overlooked areas and other aspects of the city.