James Berger

Email: jberger@smithtown.k12.ny.us
Media: Visual Painting

Since discovering his Mother's oil paints as a young child, James has found that the creation of art is now a necessary portion of his self-expression. Colors help express these feelings, which are then conveyed by brushstrokes, as if directly from the soul. The countryside of Upstate New York, where he was raised, first flowed from his brushes, most of them 'Mindscapes', landscapes of his youth, which now exist only within memories of carefree days gone by. He'd spontaneously bring those memories to the forefront with fantasy-filled visions of places I think we'd all like to enter into and become part of, even if only momentarily. Classical Academic painting in the Italian Renaissance manner is the most recent challenge upon his plate. James began studying the techniques of The Masters, a little over 15 years ago. Since his instruction began, James' knowledge of a wide variety of methods, utilized centuries ago, have opened his eyes wide. James is also concerned about endangered species around the world and attempts to bring focus to them by portraying them within many of his paintings. His invitation to you, is to search, find, and enjoy the beauty and spirituality that lingers not only within the visions he chooses to share, but also that which dwells deep within each one of us.“Thank you for your interest in my work ~ Enjoy the ride!”

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