Herb Jackson has had over a hundred one-person exhibitions in the U.S. and in England, Peru, Portugal and Canada. His work has been featured in group exhibitions throughout this country and abroad. Critic, Donald Kuspit, included Herb Jackson's paintings in the first exhibition of contemporary American art presented in the former Soviet Union. His work is in over eighty museum collections.
In 1999, Herb Jackson was given the North Carolina Award by the governor. This is the highest civilian honor bestowed by the state.
Herb Jackson's paintings are built up in many layers which are scraped off as they are being applied. Shapes and marks come and go as the painting develops to a hundred or more layers. The final outcome is the result of a process of discovery similar to the life experience itself.