About the Artist

Jackson Boelts grew up in Denver Colorado. His mother was the first one to introduce him to painting. He earned his BA at Colorado State University in Fine Art and then began teaching Graphic Design and Illustration. He became a Professor of Art at the University of Arizona where he spent 43 years teaching Graphic Design while at the same time working as Art Director at Boelts Design Inc., a major Graphic Design firm in Tucson, Arizona which he owned with his brother.

Jackson is retired from teaching and concentrating on painting while he works as a caretaker—along with his wife, Alison—for a beautiful desert preserve that is managed by a nonprofit organization.