James Edward Tennison [NRA 2010]
First name: James ;
Middle name: Edward ;
Last name: Tennison ;
Member: Non-resident artist member ;
Begin: 2010 ;
End: n/a ;
Inspired by local geography, neighborhoods and landmarks around his home on Whidbey Island, Washington – as well as subjects he finds on his travels – James seeks to paint the beauty he sees all around.
What really excites him is the effect of light – sunlight and shadow – and the colors that can be seen in shadows and reflected light if one looks closely.
ames’s portrait commissions have taken him across the United States and to England. His works include the official portraits of former Texas Governors Rick Perry and Ann Richards, which hang in the State Capitol in Austin, portraits for the National Institutes of Health, Harvard University, Southern Methodist University, Texas Christian University, Coca Cola, PepsiCo, Texas Instruments and Frito Lay, as well as many portraits for families.
James’s paintings have been exhibited in galleries throughout the United States, including the Gallery Americana in Carmel, California; Galerie Kornye in Dallas and Galerie Kornye West in Fort Worth, Texas; Greenwich Workshop Gallery in Fairfield, Connecticut; Steamboat Springs Art Museum in Colorado, Illume Gallery in St. George, Utah, Museum of American Illustration and The Salmagundi Club in New York City; and Whistle Pik Galleries in Fredericksburg, Texas. He has taught and guest lectured at several colleges and universities and has given many private painting workshops.
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December 28, 2019
Last updated: January 23, 2023 at 0:01 am