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jAmes was born in a Blackout & then some time later, was Brooklyn's Most Charming Child. Years after that, in cowboy boots & a naugahyde vest & not much else, went to Woodstock. His parents and family have been his Greatest Influence, nurturing love and integrity, still to this day!
Growing up around the Coney Island Creek, diving off of burned out barges, fishing, riding dirt bikes and playing the ‘Creek Boy Version’ of what they called – sports. Hospital visits for broken bones, stitches, motorcycle and car accidents, muggings and of course the Gunshot; jAmes has spent many nights in the Coney Island Hospital Emergency Room...& skipped out on a few others... A truly diverse and explorative childhood and life, jAmes has been able to learn and grow, to survive his life set backs and tribulations, to survive change.
Following a few years as On Air Radio Jock and Production Engineer in College, jAmes has made a Prosperous and High Profile career as a Musician, Sound Designer, Recording & Mixing Engineer for Radio & Television commercials, Rock, Jazz , Big Band, Classical & Children’s Albums. From Recording Studios, engineering the music on Sesame Street, ABC Sports, etc.., to Mixing Musicals on Broadway, RENT, Victor/Victoria, State Fair... Touring with Broadway Shows Nationally and Internationally, traveling the states and abroad nearly 20 years.
This is a good way to understand jAmes' self-teachings and influences in his creative life, in his Art. Influenced greatly by his childhood and then the aspect of world travel, by chance being able to experience the Masters and the Outsider Artists, the Craftspeople and the Boatmen, whosoever they were or where, it has enriched his life and etched a notch in his mind...
jAmes also loves shapes and shadows, historic architecture and landscapes. Whether in his back yard or in an Olive Grove in Turkey. In his art and photography, he attempts to capture not only the subject or object, as it is, rather, how he felt when the object first attracted him to it.
jAmes was the first of a large and loving family to have had the blessing of world travel. A certain aspect of his work is to bring his experience of the world they haven't seen, to them. jAmes’ work in this respect has brought him Great Enthusiasm and Fulfillment.
His Work is On Display and He is Currently Represented by SOLAR CULTURE Gallery in Tucson, AZ. solarculture.org