Alan James – Instructor

Alan James loves to teach, and his teaching style is both easy-going and comprehensive. Many of his students have gone on to become successful artists in their own right.

While mostly self-taught, Alan has attended workshops of Alvaro Castagnet and studied the great watercolor masters: Joseph Zbukvic, Herman Pekel, John Yarldley, Edward seago and Edward Wesson extensively.

Alan’s style is impressionistic and traditionalist with emphasis on purity of design and clear, transparent colors.

The art of Alan James captures the very soul of his subjects with passion, boldness and elegance. His paintings are imbued with a mood, a mystery that engage and lure the viewer into the magic.

Alan James’s work is represented at the following galleries: Nantucket Artworks – Nantucket, MA, Trinity Collection – Nantucket, MA, Richard Stravitz Fine Art – Virginia Beach, VA, Maple and Main Fine Art – Chester, CT. Exhibitions: Lyme Art Association – Old Lyme, CT;  and Maple and Main – Chester, CT

  • A Century of Inspiration

    July 30 – Sept. 16, 2021

    A Century of Inspiration is an exhibit dedicated to celebrating the 100th anniversary of our beloved gallery. We are asking artists to look back at the work of the original art colony for inspiration. Bucolic landscapes with cows or sheep, woodland interiors, gardens beside a cottage, mountain laurels in bloom, bridges, porch scenes, moonlit nocturnes, portraits and so much more would be appropriate subject matter for this show. LAA is not looking for copies of the originals or asking artists to work in a style that is not their own, but to be inspired by the subject matter, color, and spirit of the founding members of LAA.

    All participants will be eligible for the following prizes, 1st $500, 2nd $250 and 3rd $125. 

    Open to all LAA member artists. Please download the prospectus for more details.

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