My new book, “My world and journey as a palette knife artist” contains 21 pages of my paintings that I created using the Palette Knife and the three primary colors of oils; Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Dark Red and Cadmium Yellow Orange (and a couple of side kick colors). The other pages take you through my fortunate journey of being a featured artist and having the opportunity to travel and paint while cruising on Princess Ships. I share with you the many ports of call around the world and some of the unusual experiences I have had doing this.
The book is a travel biography and a gallery of my paintings that are known for “you’ve either been there or what to go there.” I enjoy painting different subjects and have included these as well. This book is more of a “coffee table” book to share with loved ones or friends. Yes the journey continues…..thanks to my wife Beverly.
Palette Knife Impressionist Oil on Canvas Artist’s Biography James Pratt is a world renowned palette knife artist and is considered as one of the “Modern Masters.” James was born in Wellington, New Zealand and moved to Los Angeles in the early 1980’s. James and his wife, Beverly, are now living in a country home outside of Charleston, South Carolina. When not in South Carolina, they enjoy spending time at their home in Southern France. When referring to Pratt’s art work, his admirers say “you have either been there or you want to go there.” As a prominent fine art collector writes: “The work is very full of life and color and causes the viewer to feel inspired to want to travel, visit and have this kind of an experience. If not actually travel, then to enjoy that special adventure, vicariously, through the paintings that he has created.” While at his home in southern France, he spends time traveling to the village marketplaces, sea ports, and cafes throughout Europe