Descended from a family of lawyers, James is the self described “black sheep” who always knew he wanted to create compelling things. The common thread throughout his career is art. As former creative director of his own agency in Newport Beach, CA, James crafted campaigns for Warner Bros., Disney and Kawasaki Motors, among others.
James has been working as a full-time artist since 2004.
His work is featured in both corporate and private collections throughout the U.S. as well as with a select few celebrity clientele.
Education: BFA / Graduate - East Carolina University School of Art.
Selected Shows | Exhibitions:
Napa Valley Art Festival | North of the Bay - Group show Christopher Queen Galleries | One Man Show – Just Looking Gallery | “Contemporary Masters” Pasadena Museum of History | Cityscapes – Group show. Christopher Hill Gallery | Guest Artist Wendt Gallery Laguna Beach, CA | Contemporary Masters” Pasadena Museum of History | One Man Show – Hollis Gallery Pasadena, CA October | The Christopher Queen Galleries Annual Frugal Collectors | Christopher Hill Gallery One-Man Show | Vault Gallery, Sonora, CA One-Man Exhibition | Juried Artist, La Qunita Desert Plein Air CA
Private Commissions - Corporate Collections:
- Cingular Wireless - Federal Express - Permanent Collection – Atherton Country Club Atherton, CA - California Secretary Of State - Movie Studios – Warner Bros, MCA Universal
- American Bungalow - Art of The West - Style 1900 - Old House interiors - Arts & Crafts Homes - Napa/Sonoma - Savor Wine Country - California Homes
- Plein Air Magazine | Association Memberships: California Art Club - Laguna Plein Air Painters Association - Society Of Western Artists | Historical Influences:
Early California Impressionism | Hudson River School | Old Lyme Art Colony | SF Bohemian Club Tonalists | Arts & Crafts Era