Jack Babcock

Jack Babcock Profile

Jack Babcock
17206 SE 373 St
Auburn, WA 98092
(253) 266-3351

​Artist Statement
One look at a Jack Babcock painting, be it on canvas or glass, and you can see why Jack’s artistic vision resonates with the people of the Pacific Northwest.

Jack has spent more than 30 years developing his distinct style to capture realistic scenes of Mt. Rainier, barns and landscapes throughout the Cascade Region while living in Auburn, Washington.

Jack uses a limited color palette in his paintings, starting each work of art by using just three or four colors and manipulating the paints to create his desired custom palette. The result is a warm, earthy feel that can be recognized instantly.

While Jack has studied under some of the region’s great artists, his ability to transform an ordinary glass ornament into a piece of art is not only self-taught but unmatched by area artists. When Jack painted his first Christmas ornament in 1982, he unwittingly launched a product that would find its way into homes around the world.

Since that first experimental ornament, Jack has mastered the art of painting on a round surface and has painted over 4,000 glass ornaments and 200 oil canvas landscape paintings. His talents have not gone unnoticed. He has been featured in galleries throughout the area.

Jack is an Auburn, Washington native, with diverse passions. As a teenager, he flew Cessna 150s all over all over the Pacific Northwest, including trips as far as Canada. Jack was a certified master gardener for five years, regularly volunteering to support Pierce County residents in their gardening adventures. Jack and his wife Maria have four grown children and four grandchildren.

As a past student of Robert Walton, Herb Shraml and Lenora Landgren, Jack continues to refine his artistic talents. He has built on his foundation of focusing on northwest landscape art, including work on natural and artificial light, horses, and people.