Updated: Jan 21, 2021
DON JACOBS is a Jackson, MS based artist/muralist/faux finisher who specializes in realistic large-scale paintings and murals. After exiting a career in graphic design to pursue the art of faux finishing, he eventually established himself as one of Mississippi's leading muralists. He painted an extensive mural in the conference room of the Mississippi Governor’s mansion in 2005 and has works in collections scattered from California to Europe. His work has been featured in (and on the cover of) MISSISSIPPI Magazine, and he's been the subject of Mississippi Public Broadcasting television segments on both "Mississippi Roads" & "Southern Expressions" as well as their radio broadcast of "The Mississippi Arts Hour".
Having grown up primarily in south Mississippi in the town of Brookhaven, he later spent nearly a decade in Europe where he studied art and received his degree in Graphic Design. He eventually returned to Mississippi to pursue a career as a Commercial Artist, which eventually led to a fascination with large-scale painting and a specialization in mural work. Though trained in Graphic Design, he’s self- taught as a painter.
Along with his art, another of Jacobs' longtime passions has been his music. Having sung in various bands off and on since high school, he developed a fascination with songwriting and has two albums of original music to his credit. And there's more music in the works. He's also the long time producer of an annual music event held in his hometown of Brookhaven, MS each summer known as BROOKSTOCK.