Marks Need To Be Made

I’m extremely lucky to have wonderful commercial clients for my photography and motion work, and I’ve had some great projects lately, but I miss painting which is my first love. Its been awhile since I made a painting, and the reality is that its not something I’m able to do between checking e-mails or photographing some amazing person. So I’m gearing up to sort of disappear and get back in the groove, because marks need to be made.

Here are some examples of my most recent work, all of which are 43″ square, and the first two ended up hanging in Keith Haring’s old apartment and seen in a fairly recent New York Magazine article thanks to Cole and Garrett:


090506 Consequence of an Online Exchange with Amanda




Many thanks to Golden Paints for the superb technical support and for making the great UV protective varnish I’ve used for a few years!


November 28, 2010 12:21 am

Wow James, how is it that you do such varied work so well? None of it is mediocre. It is all incredible.

December 5, 2010 6:38 pm

Hello Michael- Thanks for checking out my blog again (at least I assume you are the same Michael that has commented before), and I appreciate your thoughts. I suppose the key is to never be completely satisfied with one’s own work, and to try really hard, and sometimes that means trying not to try so hard.

January 14, 2011 5:17 pm


This work is startlingly good. Really different – I can only imagine what the 3-D texture adds to the experience…. You should try to show in NY sometime!

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