about

I began studying fine art at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio and later, the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan.  Professionally, I am a graphic artist, and the computer is now my medium, but I have always loved painting and have created, sold and exhibited for almost 40 years.  Throughout this time, I have experimented and worked in most mediums, but I always come back to pastel.  I find it gives me the ability to incorporate the linear  quality of drawing while keeping the creative/expressive/fluid aspect of painting.  Eventually, I found my way to black, sanded paper and soft pastels and discovered

 

 

 

the vibrant, intensity this medium and surface has to offer.  As predominately a landscape artist, I draw inspiration from my personal surroundings and places I have traveled to.  My focus is to capture the beauty and richness of color seen in nature and add something more.  

 

Although I work from my own original photographs, I am always willing to work with someone if they have an image they would like me to interpret.  Please visit my contact page to inquire about commissioned requests, artwork availability and pricing.  Thanks for your interest.

James Kasperek

original paintings in soft pastel & oil

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