Inspired by local geography, neighborhoods and landmarks around his home on Whidbey Island, Washington - as well as subjects he finds on his travels - James Tennison 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.

Newport Beach Sunset oil 27 x 37” $6,000

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.

Crow and Cascades oil on panel 21 x 18” $1,900

Langley Deer oil on linen 19 x 23.5” $2,400

A renowned portrait artist, his 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.

Pacific Madrone oil on linen 43.5 x 32” $7,500

Indian Beach, North View watercolor 22 x 30” $2,700

Driftwood Park watercolor 17 x 21.25” $1,400

To purchase or inquire about more of James’ currently available work,
please contact the gallery at 800/858-5063.