Biography

Jerry MarkhamJerry enjoys painting a variety of subject matter including landscapes, figures, still life, urban scenes, and anything that captures his interest. Painting for him is not so much about the subject as what draws and inspires him to paint each piece and how it is expressed.

“Jerry paints wonderful traditional landscapes, contemporary urban scenes, and near-abstract work, and his vibrant palette is reminiscent of Carl Rungius’ plein-air paintings. Very few artists have that kind of depth in their portfolio,” says Greg Fulton, owner of Astoria Fine Art in Jackson, Wyoming who represents Jerry’s work.

Always the consummate student, he continually strives to evolve and grow as a painter, often tackling subject matter that challenges him, whether by pushing the composition, altering light or color, or experimenting with how the paint is applied.

“I want to capture the essence of a subject more than the specifics. If the work is loose and a bit undone, there is more room for the viewer to interpret, to access the painting through their own imaginings.”

Jerry Markham artistJerry’s work has been featured in Southwest Art, Western Art Collector, Western Art & Architecture, and International Artist, seen recognition through awards and can be found in galleries throughout North America.

Markham, age 38, has been painting full-time for over 14 years. He currently lives in the Okanagan valley of British Columbia with his wife Leah. You can also learn more about Jerry and his journey by clicking on either of the recent articles below.

Arabella article    Boulevard Magazine article

2017 – Boulevard Magazine Okanagan – March/April issue – see article
2016 – Arabella Magazine, September issue – Feature article – see article
2015 – Western Art Collector, Nov issue – Featured in article for show at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum – see article
2015 – Western Art Collector, June issue – Article for “Diversity” show at Astoria Fine Art
2013 – Southwest Art, June/July issue – “Original Vision: Jerry Markham explores the natural world with inimitable style” – see article
2013 – Western Art Collector, June/July issue – Article for solo show at Astoria Fine Art
2013 – Western Art & Architecture, June/July issue – Artist to watch in “Illuminations” section – see article
2011 – International Agriculture Profile – Painting on cover (published by the Calgary Stampede)
2011 – International Artist Magazine, April/May issue – “The True Voice Of Your Interpretation” – see article
2011 – Southwest Art, Jan issue – Featured in the Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale article
2008 – Canadian Brushstroke Magazine, Sept/Oct issue – see article
2008 – Magazin’ Art, Summer issue – Featured in “Calendar of Events to Come and People in the News” – view
2008 – American Art Collector, May issue – Featured in the Oil Painters of America 17th Annual National Juried Exhibition article
2003 – “How Did You Paint That? 100 Ways to Paint Landscapes” published by International Artist Magazine – view page

2015 – Best Floral Award in Plein Air Magazine’s Salon Competition for Oct/Nov
2015 – Best Figurative Award & Award of Excellence, ‘Icons of the West’ show in Montana
2014 – Best Floral award in Plein Air Magazine’s Salon Competition for Oct/Nov – see finalists
2014 – Boldbrush Award in Boldbrush Painting Competition for January – see finalists
2013 – Finalist in Raymar Art’s Competition for June – see finalists
2012 – Finalist in Canadian Brushstroke Magazine’s Waterscapes Competition for December – see finalists
2011 – Finalist in Raymar Art’s Competition for December – see finalists
2011 – Top 12 in Raymar Art’s 5th Annual Competition – see finalists
2011 – Finalist in Plein Air Magazine’s Sept/Oct Salon Competition
2011 – Finalist in Raymar Art’s Competition for June – see finalists
2011 – Finalist in Canadian Brushstroke Magazine’s Landscapes Competition for May/June – see finalists
2011 – Finalist in Raymar Art’s Annual for February – see finalists
2011 – Finalist in Canadian Brushstroke Magazine’s Portraits & Figurative Competition for Jan/Feb – see finalists
2010 – Won Best Landscape-Urban Scape at Annual International Representational Show in Vancouver, BC
2010 – Featured in International Artist Magazine’s Landscape Competition for Feb/March – see awards
2010 – Finalist in Canadian Brushstroke Magazine’s Artists’ Favorite Subject Competition for Jan/Feb – see finalists
2009 – Honorable Mention (top 6 of 2,256 entries) in The Artist’s Magazine Annual Competition, Landscape category – see finalists
2009 – “Best Of The Valley” Award at Art Visions 2009 (FCA national juried show) in Kelowna, BC
2009 – Finalist in Canadian Brushstroke Magazine’s Waterscapes Competition for Sept/Oct – see finalists
2009 – Second prize at the Music & Arts Festival (FCA Central Okanagan Chapter juried show) in Kelowna, BC
2009 – Finalist in Canadian Brushstroke Magazine’s Landscapes Competition for May/June – see finalists
2009 – Best of Show award at TNS Chapter’s National Open FCA Juried Exhibition in Kamloops, BC
2009 – Finalist in Canadian Brushstroke Magazine’s Portraits & Figurative Competition for Jan/Feb – see finalists
2008 – Best of Show at FCA Central Okanagan Chapter Juried Show in Kelowna, BC
2005/2006 – Finalist in Raymar’s First Annual Fine Art Competition
2006 – Finalist in Cover Competition for American Artist magazine
2005 – Award of Excellence at Art Fusion FCA National open juried exhibition in Calgary & Vancouver
2005 – Best of Show at Federation of Canadian Artist’s exhibition in Calgary

2016 – ‘Small Works, Great Wonders’, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City OK
2016 – Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show, Old West Museum, Cheyenne WY
2016 – Painting & Sculpture Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York NY
2015 – ‘Small Works, Great Wonders’, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City OK
2015 – Small Works Show, Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland WA
2015 – Oil Painters Of America Salon Show, Birmingham AL
2015 – Feature show, Peninsula Gallery, Sidney BC
2015 – Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale, Denver CO
2014 – ‘Small Works, Great Wonders’, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City OK
2014 – ‘Multiplicity’, solo show at Avens Gallery, Canmore AB
2014 – ‘Rebirth’, Peninsula Gallery, Sidney BC
2014 – Salon International, Greenhouse Fine Art, San Antonio TX
2014 – Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale, Denver CO
2013 – Solo show at Astoria Fine Art, Jackson Hole WY
2013 – Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale, Denver CO
2012 – Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale, Denver CO
2011 – American Art Invitational, Saks Galleries, Denver CO
2011 – Icons Of The West, Dana Gallery, Missoula MT
2011 – Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale, Denver CO
2010 – Annual International Representational Show, Vancouver BC. Best of Show for Landscape-Urban Scape.
2010 – Federation of Canadian Artists National Exhibition, Kelowna BC
2010 – Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction in Calgary, Alberta
2010 – Society of Canadian Artist’s, Toronto ON
2009 – Federation of Canadian Artists National Exhibition, Kelowna BC. Best of The Valley Award.
2008 – Oil Painters Of America National Exhibition, Dana Gallery, Missoula MT
2008/2009 – Calgary Stampede Western Showcase, Calgary AB
2008 – Solo Show, Webster Galleries, Calgary AB
2007 – 2500 Miles And Parallel, two-man show with Jeremy Browne, Brampton ON
2006 – Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, Dana Gallery, Missoula MT
2006 – Solo show, Timberstand Gallery, Sandpoint, ID
2005/2006 – Solo Exhibition at Artists Of The World, Calgary AB
2006-2010 – Federation of Canadian Artists exhibitions