Artist James Crandall

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After a long career as a concept illustrator in the advertising and motion-picture industry, James Crandall has shifted his focus to traditional easel painting.  He finds subject matter in everyday life, and is always looking for an intriguing play of light, or the unstaged gestures of people at work and at play. An ongoing series of paintings depicts life in his maternal grandfather's hometown of Lucca in northern Tuscany, where he regularly visits.  Recent work also includes scenes from the rural backroads of California's Gold Country, where he and his wife Nancy make their home.
He is a Master Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America, a Signature member of the American Impressionist Society, and an Artist Member of the California Art Club
Education:   Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California 1978-1981 (BFA, Awarded with Distinction)University of California, Los Angeles, 1975-1977
Recent Exhibitions and Awards:
2017  Awarded Signature Member status, American Impressionist Society2017  Finalist, Master Class, ArtMuse Contest, February 20172016  1st Place, Master Class, ArtMuse Contest, October 20162016  Award of Excellence, Masters Division, OPA Western Regional, Scottsdale, AZ2016  Gold Medal, Masters Division, Oil Painters of America's Salon, Fort Wayne, IN2016  Award of Merit, American Impressionist Society National, Kirkland, WA2016  Finalist, Boldbrush Art Competition, January & December2015  Awarded Master Signature status, Oil Painters of America, December 20152015  2nd Prize, Signature division, Oil Painters of America Online Showcase, Fall 20152015  Judge, BoldBrush Art Competition, July 20152015  Finalist, RayMar Art Competition (January & February)2014  Award of Excellence, Oil Painters of American Western Regional 2014  Finalist, RayMar Art Competition (July and October) 2014  Award of Excellence, Paso Artsfest, Paso Robles, California (Juror: Quang Ho) 2014  Finalist, Boldbrush Competition (April) 2013  1st Place, Signature division, Oil Painters of America Fall Online Showcase  2013  Solo Exhibition, Lee Youngman Galleries, Calistoga, CA 2013  Finalist, RayMar Art Competition (February, August) 2013  California Art Club's Gold Medal [...]

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