After a successful 13 year career as a punter in the National Football League and also working in university athletics, John James followed his longtime passion for art and began painting full time. From landscape, to still life, to portraiture, John delights in the study of light and color. He has studied privately with renowned artists at schools including The Art Students League of New York and Santa Fe College.
For me, painting is a record of a moment and a way to express the unique energy and feelings within that moment. In particular, it is a conversation between myself and my subject and a way for me to savor the infinite ways color and light interact.