Mario Jackson: Caricature Artist and Live Art / Music Performer
If you have ever visited XMA World Headquarters you’ve probably seen the staff caricatures in the lounge and the XMA community message board. They were all created by XMA member Mario Jackson. A resident and native of Los Angeles, Mario creates caricatures, portraits, sports paintings, and murals in a variety of styles and media. He has worked as the caricature manager for both Knott’s Berry Farm and Universal Studios Hollywood. Today, he specializes in caricatures for parties and special events throughout the United States. Mario also plays jazz saxophone, ukulele and chromatic harmonica with various artists . He has appeared as the featured live art performer at Nokia Theater’s L.A. Live where he painted an eight foot mural and caricature of Magic Johnson on stage for hundreds of excited on-lookers. To reach an even wider audience, Mario’s goal is to expand his live art and musical performance into a web and TV variety show.