Teen artist paints Local 5's studios

WEST DES MOINES - Jackson Smith, remember that name. He's a young artist on the rise. We think you'll be seeing a lot more of his work in the future.

Jackson is a Boone High School senior and Local 5 hired him to paint a giant mural leading to our studio. We told him to create the piece our "We Are Iowa" philosophy, and as you can see in the video, he's captured some of the great landmarks and scenes of our great state.

"Definitely. You may not see paintings and drawings but just...the beauty that Iowa gives...you wake up in the morning and you have a sunrise or sunset... it's just...I don't know," said Jackson.

Jackson has been drawing and painting since he was a small child, and next year he plans to attend the University of Iowa to continue to study art.


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