Jackson's current work investigates the personality and psyche of intriguing settings in California. The paintings focus on celebrating and critiquing a glamorous yet grotesque lifestyle in Hollywood. They are simultaneously nostalgic and contemporary, recalling popular faces, wardrobes, and cultural icons with present-day curiosity and rendering. Each environment can be dreamlike and nightmarish, the scenes showing pockets of drama and populated with a cast of characters who are alluring, humorous, exaggerated, sexualized, monstrous, playful, deviant, and surreal. Many of the figures combine elegance and debauchery. Colorful, fashionably dressed, and expressive, the subjects are enthusiastically misbehaving in imagined narratives.