February James


As an autodidact artist working primarily in oil pastels, I often employ bold colors and emotive simulacrum as it relates to self.  The stimulus to paint is extracted from everything that I encounter.  

I, myself, am attracted to the lost people of life.  I come to them rather intuitively and they wash past me in much the same way – feeding on one another’s needs – people collecting people.  Then somehow I find them in my paintings and instinctively move through mediums.  So in a way my work is an ongoing body of self-exploration.  Painting all the things I’m running away from and all the things I’m hoping to become.

Current work relates to previous work; with each piece of art I am constantly exploring and challenging myself.  Life is about change and so is my work as it is constantly evolving as I am persistently growing and unfolding.  Through my art, I hope to bring about order in the midst of chaos, change in the stagnation of growth and growth in the yielding of change.  The process and why I do the work is ME – the work then becomes the therapeutic element that compartmentalizes me. 

 February James is an artist from Washington DC, who lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. 


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