"Full Circle" an exhibition of watercolors by Paul Jackson, will be held on Feb. 9 thorugh March 30 at the Meridian Museum of Art.

The opening reception and meet the artist is Feb. 9 at 6 p.m.

Mississippi native and world traveler, Paul Jackson is one of America's most recognized living watercolor artists.

His paintings receive top honors in national and international competitions, and are frequently featured on the cover of magazines and books around the globe.

Jackson is a Signature member of the American Watercolor Society and National Watercolor Society and is considered one of the Master Painters of the World by International Artists Magazine.

He designed the Missouri State Quarter for the US Mint, painted portraits of governors and Supreme Court Justices, and has created several large-scale public art pieces.

Jackson thrice designed Easter Eggs for the White House.

He is the author of "Painting Spectacular Light Effects in Watercolor."

Jackson grew up in Starkville and began his love affair with watercolor in the Art Department at Mississippi State University in 1985.

This exhibition will be his first in Mississippi since college and will feature large-scale watercolors from two decades of travel and search for inspiration in all directions.

"Mississippi instilled in me a sense of passion, allowed me to dream and taught me everything I needed to know about art. My search for inspiration has taken me to some unbelievable places, and home again," Jackson said.

For more information about the artist, visit www.pauljackson.com

The artist may be contacted at pauljacksonart@gmail.com or by phone at 573-999-7768.