My artwork is inspired by everyday beauty. I seek to capture the evocative quality of light as it plays across the landscape throughout the daily rhythms and broad span of the seasons.
Born and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin, James graduated with honors in the natural sciences and fine arts from Lawrence University. Following three years as a secondary school educator in science and mathematics, he returned full time to the pursuit of his artistic education, completing a classical program of academic life drawing and painting at the Atelier Prohl in Milwaukee. He regularly enjoys alla prima painting sessions with friend and noted artist, Dan Gerhartz. James currently lives in Shorewood, Wisconsin and maintains a studio, gallery, and school of fine arts in Milwaukee within the historic Walker’s Point neighborhood. He teaches workshops and classes in portraiture, plein air painting, landscape, still life and figurative work in a variety of media.
James is a member of the Oil Painters of America, and has had work exhibited and awarded at numerous national and regional OPA shows. He has participated in several juried, small group and solo museum shows, and has won many awards for his landscape, figurative, and portrait work. He travels often to participate in national plein air invitational painting events around the country. His paintings, drawings, and portrait commissions are found in many private and corporate collections.
- Watercolor 100%
- Conte 100%
- Pastels 100%
- Silverpoint 100%
- Pencil 100%
- Charcoal 100%