James Bohling

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James Bohling
Denver, Colorado - United States

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WEBSITE:    JAMESBOHLING.COM





ARTIST STATEMENT

In my work I strive to reflect sentiments inspired by color, texture and light. I find joy in nature's colors, lines, and forms and in man-made creations, however ordinary, that enrich nature's beauty.

Scenes that are prominent in places I've lived and traveled contribute greatly to my aesthetic, particularly the vastness of the Great Plains and the boldness of the Rocky Mountains.

Often I will begin a piece only to walk away from it for a period of time. I return to each creation and continue to add layers and elements until a singular moment is staring back at me.


ABOUT THE ARTIST

I was born in Hebron, Nebraska, and grew up in Denver, Colorado. I attended the Colorado School of Mines, then completed my education at Texas A&M University. Along the way, I made the transition from student to businessman to flight attendant and finally, artist.

Blessed with wanderlust, I have visited over 40 states and almost as many countries.

I prefer to work with acrylics on canvas but have studied water colors as well as oils. My technique is largely self-taught, as I have enjoyed discovering different mediums and approaches over the last 20 years. I have received instruction at The Art Center of South Florida and the Art Students League of Denver.


EXHIBITIONS

2017  Western Spirit Art Show, Cheyenne Frontier Days Museum, Cheyenne, WY
2016  Multiplicity, Sync Art Gallery, Denver, CO
2016  Buy an Original, Littleton Museum of Art, Littleton, CO
2016  Winter Eclectic, Artwork Network, Denver, CO
2016  All Colorado Fall Juried Show, Main Street Fine Arts Gallery, Evergreen, CO
2016  All Colorado Show, Awarded Second Place for The Lake Dreams of Sky, Depot Art Gallery, Littleton, CO
2016  Summer Eclectic, Artwork Network, Denver, CO
2016  Presence, Sync Gallery, Denver, CO
2016  Home Again, Solo Exhibition, Urban Luxe, Denver, CO
2015  Bibelot 2015, Kanon Collective, Denver, CO
2015  Lone Tree Art Expo, Awarded 2nd Place in Painting for Country Road 4,
         Lone Tree Arts Center, Lone Tree, CO
2015  The Dream of Now, Sync Gallery, Denver, CO
2015  30th Annual National Juried Fine Arts Show, Louisville Art Association, Louisville, CO
2015  ‘Scapes, Roan and Black, Saugatuck, MI
2014  All Colorado Juried Art Show, Main Street Fine Arts Gallery, Evergreen, CO
2014  Square Foot, Bell Gallery, Denver, CO
2013  Fall Juried Show, Main Street Fine Arts Gallery, Evergreen, CO


COLLECTIONS

2016  1914 House, Niwot, CO
2015  Ten l 10, Denver, CO
2015  BFH Designs, Denver CO
2015  1914 House, Niwot, CO
2014  John F McGovern DO, Denver, CO

Paintings held in private collections in Denver, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, and Cincinnati


GALLERY AFFILIATIONS

Main Street Fine Arts Gallery, Evergreen, CO
Sync Gallery, Denver, CO
Roan & Black, Saugatuck, MI


EDUCATION

The Art Center of South Florida, Miami, FL
Art Students League, Denver, CO