Art Expressions by James
About the Artist
James is a self-taught artist. Born in 1954 in Cincinnati, Ohio James took to art as soon as he was able to hold a crayon. Throughout his childhood, James developed an appreciation for his majestic surroundings. James spent hours in a day drawing whatever he saw while sitting on the front porch of his house. Years of artistic expression made it clear that James' life would be centered upon his passion for art. After high school, James joined the Navy. Being stationed on a ship, gave him time to illustrate his expressions through drawing. Due to an injury while serving, James was medically discharged. However, he didn't allow his disability to affect his passion for art.
Today, James is an abstract artist full-time. Because of his enthusiasm for art, James dedicates majority of his day in his art studio. James has been painting for 30+ years. For the past three years, he has been a volunteer at a neighborhood elementary school teaching art. James says that, “Art is an awesome way for me to illustrate my thoughts and also share the love of it with others. My goal is to raise money to continue volunteering at local schools, teaching children in the Los Angeles area and venture out to adult classes. Our children need more physical activities.” He lives in Los Angeles with his lovely wife Darlene, of 33 years. He is a proud father of three daughters, one son, and eight grandchildren.
"If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud."