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Matthew James - Fine Artist

Matthew James

Oxnard - United States

 
 
 

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Matthew James

Oxnard - United States

Matthew James - Fine Artist

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About Matthew James

Michelangelo inspired me to paint. I know this sounds cliché, but the moment I saw a movie about him painting the Sistine Chapel, I was hooked; and I didn´t even have to see the real Sistine Chapel! Not only was I inspired by his painting but also his ability to carve statues that looked more real than human beings themselves. Needless to say, once I found my cheap paint set at Ocean State Job Lot, I became more interested in art other than just drawing my favorite comic book heroes or Disney characters.

I paint for many reasons. I find that art helps me release all of the creative energy I have built up inside. When people look at my art, I definitely want them to enjoy it and hope it makes them happy if not for only a few seconds.

Other art inspires me but mostly the inspiration comes from my everyday surroundings such as a house, landscape or person. Often times the inspiration comes from cherry picking different ideas to create something new; I definitely love to paint images that no one has ever seen before.

I am an abstract artist and I love to make vibrant paintings with strong dark lines toppling over bright colors; I call this stain glass painting. I studied art at a local community college a few years back which is where I learned to smooth out my rough edges and develop my own unique style.

I sincerely hope you love my art as much as I enjoyed painting it!

Thanks for the visit!

Matt


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Darkness falls from Light by Matthew  James
 

Darkness falls from Light by Matthew James

Summer Cottage by Matthew  James
 

Summer Cottage by Matthew James

Lighting the Darkness by Matthew  James
 

Lighting the Darkness by Matthew James

Winter Thaw by Matthew  James
 

Winter Thaw by Matthew James

Feeding the Birds by Matthew  James
 

Feeding the Birds by Matthew James

Ocean View by Matthew  James
 

Ocean View by Matthew James

Picnic by the Lake by Matthew  James
 

Picnic by the Lake by Matthew James

War of Flowers by Matthew  James
 

War of Flowers by Matthew James

Humid Summer by Matthew  James
 

Humid Summer by Matthew James

Cotton Candy Hill by Matthew  James
 

Cotton Candy Hill by Matthew James

Hannah by Matthew  James
 

Hannah by Matthew James

Sleeping Beauty by Matthew  James
 

Sleeping Beauty by Matthew James

Pathway Home by Matthew  James
 

Pathway Home by Matthew James

The Calm before the Storm by Matthew  James
 

The Calm before the Storm by Matthew James

Spring Night by Matthew  James
 

Spring Night by Matthew James

New England by Matthew  James
 

New England by Matthew James

My Fair Lady by Matthew  James
 

My Fair Lady by Matthew James

Lost by Matthew  James
 

Lost by Matthew James

Home by Matthew  James
 

Home by Matthew James

French Breakfast by Matthew  James
 

French Breakfast by Matthew James

Flower Power by Matthew  James
 

Flower Power by Matthew James

Beautiful Landscapes by Matthew  James
 

Beautiful Landscapes by Matthew James

Deep Thought by Matthew  James
 

Deep Thought by Matthew James

Beautiful Flowers by Matthew  James
 

Beautiful Flowers by Matthew James

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