Number of painters: 177
Last update: Monday Dec 30, 2019
I'm often drawn to basic, somewhat natural forms: eggs, paper, stones, marble. I look for objects that have a quality of anonymity to them. My still lifes are not literal recordings of nature or the world around me. These works are private meditations, intimate studio paintings. Deliberate and obsessive exercises, they often carry on in a series; the subject is returned to, to be reworked or reiterated. I try to create pieces that are expressive and reluctant, silent yet certain, and in between I look for tension.
James Halloran was born in Buffalo, New York in 1983. Initially studying classical painting under his mentor, Mary Ann Doering, James went on to receive a B.F.A., with a Concentration in Painting, at the University at Buffalo in 2005. After graduation, Halloran relocated to Northern Virginia. Working from his home studio, he exhibits his work both locally and nationally. As an instructor, he teaches a variety of classes for both children and adults.
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