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Alan James

Alan James and Graeme Stevenson shake hands on set of Colour In Your Life

Featured artist Alan James appeared on Colour In Your Life Season Twenty (20).

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Alan James is a highly respected award-winning watercolor artist and teacher. His art graces the walls of many private and corporate collectors worldwide.

Alan currently teaches watercolors at his studio in Deep River, Connecticut, at Jerry’s Artarama, and at the historic Lyme Art Association, the birthplace of American impressionism. His teaching style is comprehensive and many of his students have gone on to become successful artists in their own right.

His one-man shows have proved to be very successful and it has always been a source of pleasure that his work is acquired by fellow painters.

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

His style is impressionistic and traditionalist with emphasis on purity of design and clear, transparent colors. Alan’s art captures the very soul of his subjects with passion, boldness, and elegance. His paintings are imbued with a mood, a mystery that engages and lures the viewer into the magic.

In 2018, Alan released his first instructional video called ‘Letting it Flow’, including five demonstrations, with emphasis on how to capture the essence of a scene, designed with beginners and intermediate students in mind.

Alan’s work is currently or has been represented at the following galleries: Nantucket Artworks – Nantucket, MA, Trinity Collection – Nantucket, MA, Richard Stravitz Fine Art – Virginia Beach, VA., and Alan James Gallery in Deep River, CT. Memberships: Lyme Art Association, American Watercolor Soc. New England Watercolor Soc. Current Exhibitions: Lyme Art Association.

Author of ‘Watercolor Secrets’ and ‘Letting It Flow’ watercolor instructional videos.

You can contact Alan James about his art tips or art techniques directly via his website at
Alan’s Facebook.
Alan’s Pinterest.
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Episode: S20E10

Original Air Date: 18th October 2019

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