Artist James Parkhurst

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Born and raised in Manhattan Beach, California, James was inspired at an early age to cultivate his artistic abilities. His talent and reputation grew quickly from high school, winning awards and selling his first painting by age 18.  After extensive traveling and surfing throughout the Pacific, James gained a deep appreciation and love of the ocean and it’s incredible coastlines while honing his craft. James received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Cal State, Long Beach, ultimately becoming a successful Art Director/Graphic Designer. He currently runs his own mural and commissioned art business, Parkhurst Artworks.Today James continues to gain worldwide recognition for his paintings. He is constantly pursuing and fine-tuning his artistry by exploring a world filled with infinite visual emotions and transmitting that essence to his work. “I am not only looking to create a beautiful scene, but to capture a certain poetry that exists there as well.”
Education:Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Communications, Cal State University, Long BeachStudied at Otis Art Institute, Los AngelesAwards:
BoldBrush Regram Winner, "Last Call"First Place, Public Choice Award, San Clemente Summer ShowBest of Show Award, San Clemente Juried Art ShowNumerous Honorable Mentions

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