James W. Harris is active/lives in Florida, Illinois. James Harris is known for marine, wildlife and sporting painting.
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Biography James Harris
James Harris draws inspiration from ordinary experiences of everyday life: the ever changing skies, salt air and heat felt fishing the flats, walking a rocky shoreline, or an alluring landscape: studying the play of sunlight and shadows.
The process of transforming a concept into a completed work is four-fold: imagination, research, compositional sketches and painting.
He sketches on location to capture moods and color, relying on his photography to bring compositional details accurately together.
Asked about location sketching, he remarked, "I find my eyes wandering to the birds overhead, or to that bee attracted to the yellow I just laid down. I absorb the sounds and smell enveloping me. That is the experience I w
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