As a young person Jacobs says that he was forever drawing and art was by far his favourite subject at school. When he left school he enrolled on a two year graphic design course at Ashton-u-Lyne College of Art, which he thoroughly enjoyed. He then worked at various printers and design studios in and around Manchester, eventually becoming freelance. Fortunately Carl was able to retire early and this enabled him to devote more time to his love of painting. He joined Bury Art Society and, with the help and encouragement of the member his work improved dramatically, as he progressed he found his work was becoming more sought after by various galleries.
The bulk of Carl Jacobs’ subject matter is mainly Cornish harbour scenes, deriving from his passion for Cornwall and its inspirational long walks along the coastal paths. He also enjoys the challenge of figure work and feels that including people in his paintings gives the painting a sense of scale and movement. It took Jacobs quite a while to develop his own style, with lots of experimenting with various techniques and media, he eventually developed quite a distinctive and original style that he would describe as a form of ‘semi abstraction’. Where he plays around with shapes and blocks of colour, allowing the painting to evolve quite naturally.
The Harrison Lord has many original works available for purchase, we constantly have new exhibitions and shows throughout the year.