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JAMES ELLISON

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James Ellison is a Symbolic Realist working in both oil and pastel media.  As a Symbolic Realist, he is always looking for meaning in nature.  Symbolic Realism is the intentional psychological use of color, line, shape & page placement to communicate meaning.  The meaning is on a subconscious level using basic human understanding and is not subject to cultural or historical limitations.  Even though all people understand the image he has created on a subconscious level, James also writes artistic statements to bring the meaning to a conscious level.  These are based on his studies as an artist and ordained minister giving James a unique blend of aesthetics, Christian theology, psychology and creativity.  He believes that we are all created in the image of God, thus we are by nature good but life has wounded, imprisoned or burdened our spirits.  God is present reaching out to us but we often miss it because our senses have become dulled.  In nature James sees this so he has committed himself to the communication of this divine presence.  James desire is that people in seeing his artwork experience his struggles and celebrations resonating with their own joys and sorrows stirring their spirits and inspiring them to seek out new possibilities.

“To find my subject matter I hike the Angeles Mountains and foothills looking for scenes that speak to me. Once I find one I hike back with my Backpack French Easel for a full day. If I am working in pastel I will hike back 6-8 times more to finish it. If I am working in oil’s I sketch and begin my painting as well as take photos to work from in my studio as it will often take me 2 to 3 months to finish it. The photos are taken from different perspectives to record the volume and depth as well as at periodic times to catch the shifting light and shadows. It takes this long because my work is very detailed. Though realistic I subtly changed things either buy moving my easel to left, right, up or down to catch different angles and by actually moving an object in the image to communicate a specific message about life.”

 

 

Click on the logo to listen to Jame's radio interview on "An Artist Speaks."

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How To Return a Purchase? If you are not completely satisfied; you can return your art within seven days. Please save the original packaging when you receive the art. If you choose to return the art, repackage it in its original box and contact us at service@cagonline.co or (844) 210-7722. We will then issue you a prepaid FedEx or UPS shipping label to affix to the box and return. Items must be shipped backed within seven days of receiving the order. If you live outside of the United States, please see below for the return procedure. Art that is returned damaged will not be refunded. Photographs and limited edition prints that are returned wrinkled, dented, or smudged due to mishandling will incur a handling fee based on the size of the piece. Outside the United States, How To Return a Purchase? If you are not completely satisfied; you can return your art within seven days. Please save the original packaging when you receive the art. If you choose to return the art, repackage it in its original box and contact us at service@cagonline.co or (844) 210-7722. We will provide you with the return shipping address so that you can ship the artwork with the carrier of your choosing. You are responsible for the cost of return shipping and any customs and brokerage fees charged upon return. Items must be shipped within seven days of receiving the order. Receipt of a Damaged Piece of Art? We package all artwork in custom built art boxes to insure safe delivery, so receiving damaged art is a rare occurrence. If you receive a damaged piece of art, contact us within 24 hours at service@cagonline.co or (844) 210-7722. Please take a picture as well as save the box and all packaging material; we must have these items in order to process the claim.

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