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Last activity: Jun 03, 2014
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JamesMcGrew

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Lake Oswego, Oregon, US
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Mayhem #334206
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MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/jamesmcgrew

About me
I am a full time artist and produce paintings and photography depicting natural beauty and performance arts.  Subjects include landscape, wildlife, dance, timeless classical figurative works, and historic people/events and Native American/Indian legends. My daughter is also a talented athlete and initially inspired my work in action sports and dance.  I love nature and working outdoors painting en plein air or pushing the limits for a unique photograph. I hope to inspire others to love, respect and protect nature and the human relationships to the environment. 

CURRENT PROJECTS:
1- A series of works depicting Native American Indians.  If you are a Native American/Indian (M or F, any age) and are interested in representing the history of your people through artistic means, contact me to discuss opportunities. 

2- Native American legends including nature spirits.  I've spent years doing research on specific tribes legends and have a background thats not available through publications.  The stories were meant to be told, not written down.  I've had a number of good Indian friends tell me the stories with as much imagery and emotional content as possible.  They will slowly appear through paintings.

3- Performing arts (including ballet, rhythmic gymnastics, modern dance, musicians).

4- and outdoor/nature sports (including rock climbing, etc). 

If you're a model interested in collaborating to create works of art that make a subtle, inspirational environmental statement, feel free to contact me.  Or, if you need images for a portfolio but don't meet any of my present projects, I'm often willing to work with models to develop unique images for portfolios or projects; my rates are reasonable.

COMMERCIAL AND ASSIGNMENT PHOTOGRAPHY: I shoot various special events, sports, competitions dance recitals.  Feel free to contact me for details including rates and availability. 

COMMISSIONED PAINTINGS: Each year depending on my painting work load, I may accept one or two painting commissions provided I am interested in the aesthetics and meanings behind the image.  I consider something that brings out the inner spirit as long as its interesting, emotional and beautiful.  I only work from people, animals, or places I experience first hand and prefer to paint direct from life.  All my work is produced with the highest quality and the absolute most lightfast and museum grade archival techniques.

WORKSHOPS: I teach a few workshops a year including photography, plein air painting and natural history.  I'm also an interpretive naturalist, guide & wilderness first responder, in Yosemite for about a month each summer. 

For more information including examples of paintings and photography, bio, galleries, workshops etc, please visit my website. 

Feel free to contact me for references.

Credits
Many solo shows, museum and gallery exhibits, collections, and awards from major international competitions.  Publications in print and videos.  Member of the Oil Painters of America, CA art club, American Impressionist Society. Please view my website for more details.

Thank you to my family, my representing galleries, and models. Models I have linked in my profile images I can recommend as: professional, creative, and dedicated to working hard in creating great images.

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Elegance in Nature   11 pics
Most compelling images   1 pics
Outstanding Dance/Gymnastics   10 pics
Paintings/Illustrations   4 pics


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