A resident of San Francisco, Henry Jackson has exhibited his abstract paintings nationally and internationally. His work is part of the permanent collection of the De Sassait Museum in Santa Clara and the Boise Art Museum in Idaho, and it is held in numerous corporate and private collections. Jackson combines figurative and abstract elements in bold, colorful paintings composed of oil paint, dry pigments, wax, graphite, and sometimes collage. He draws inspiration from the abstract expressionist movement. He received artist-in-residency awards from Monte Azul Contemporary Arts (MACA) in Costa Rica, the San Francisco Zoological Society, and the Bernard Osher Foundation, as well as a fellowship award from the Vermont Studio Center. He studied fine art and environmental design at San Francisco State University and California College of the Arts in Oakland.