Opening Reception: December 8, 6:00-8:00pm
Exhibit Dates: Dec. 8 – Feb. 24
After serving in the military as a graphic illustrator with the United States Air Force, James R. Williamson attended fine art and graphic classes at Northern Michigan and Western Washington Universities. Over his career, he has created thousands of original paintings and limited editions of local and regional subjects.
Williamson has been commissioned to create artwork for companies such as FOSS Maritime, Boeing, Conoco-Phillips, Canada Steamship Lines, the United States Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. His maritime artwork hangs in private collections around the world and includes illustrations of tugboats, fishing vessels, rocket test facilities, oil refinery vessels and projects, and shipping companies.
His landscape and wildlife art explores the history and natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, living in balance with the increasing power of industry and military strength. He captures the picturesque Pacific Coast, inland waterways, islands, beaches and wildlife within its changing landscape. Williamson says of his work, “I am committed to creating memorable images of historical and contemporary maritime subjects plus landscape and wildlife themes.”