About Me

 

Jean's Stories

Provence

Grandpa's Cabin

Pay-It-Forward Latte

England and France

N. Italy - 1

N. Italy - 2

N. Italy - 3

N. Italy - 4

Lessons from 4 Corners

Mexico

Going to the Dogs

Don't Embarrass Me!

Letter from Siena

Arrivederci Roma

Joining the Matriarchs

Living History

Newlywed Game

Chaos Theory

Zach on the Road

Huckleberry Season

Stanley & the Sunbeam

I Dare Say

Middle School Relay

Grad Party

Yellowstone

Moving On

Newlywed Couches

Visitors

Old Faithful Inn

Snowbound

Sweet Potato

Mother Bear

Two Blondes in Iberia

Revisiting Spain

Curly's Truck

Old Buildings

Chelsea's

Split Seams

All Nighter

Talent Show

Travel Photos

England

France

Siena

 

Art Resume:      James Southworth

Awards:

Best of Show 2002 Northwest Pastel Society International Show
Best of Show 2003 Northwest Pastel Society International Show
Best of Show 2004 Artist in Action “Red Show”
Canson Award 2005 Pastel Society of America Show, New York

Posters:

Salem Wine and Food festival poster 2004
Keizer Iris Festival Poster 2004, 2006
Salem Art Fair Festival Poster 2006

Visual Art Judge History:

2003 Oregon State Fair
2004 Keizer Iris Festival Artist Show
2004 Marion County Fair
2005 Westminster Presbyterian Show
2006 Salem Holiday “Red” Show
2010 Ocean Shores Visual Art Show

Societies:

Signature member Northwest Pastel Society
Associate member Pastel Society of America
Member Salem Art Association

Featured Artists 2011 “Uncorked Auction”

Art Biography:

 

Why do I use pastels?  The thick luxuriant colors, the expressive marks, and the textural feel of the pastel sticks suit me well. 
Though by definition I am self-taught, I find great inspiration in Cézanne’s use of visual space, Wolf Kahn’s evocation of light and color, Josef Alber’s abstractions, and Johannis Itten’s color theory.  Most importantly, I am the father of three grown children and happily married to Jean for over 29 years
Why Italy? After spending five weeks traveling Italy, the ancient cities spoke to me-- places so vibrant with history and life.  In each work I try to express the colors, textures and curvature of this amazing land.  So many contrasts.  The blue skies and seas contrast with the gritty stone work; the myriad of colors of the glass works; the hues at dusk; the graceful archways and domes everywhere we looked.
I hope you enjoy the show