As an visual artist and musician, making art has always been an interdisciplinary practice. I have made object portraits, soundscapes, music videos; paintings that look like drawings, and aluminum reliefs that look like collage. Many of these works were created in basement studios in Manhattan. Seeking balance, I also painted watercolors outside when I traveled.
Since relocating to a seventh-floor space in Greenpoint, I have focused on drawing and painting the changing waterfront below. High-rise buildings are rapidly intruding on older structures, but the neighborhood once known as the 'pencil capital of the world" still resonates with historic charm. I grew up on the Chesapeake Bay; I feel at home on the waterfront.
If you are interested in visiting or joining my weekly painting class at 67 West Street or have any other questions about my work in arts and education, don't hesitate to reach out!
Jerry M. James, MFA, EdD
Art Studio 711
67 West Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222