James Postill

James Postill is a contemporary oil painter and fresco artist. He graduated from the University of British Columbia Okanagan in 1993 with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts. Since graduating, James has painted private commissions for oil portraits and commissions for interior murals and fine decorative finishing. He found work as a picture framer to subsidize his work as an artist and continued to produce works in oils, inspired by the Okanagan landscape.

His landscape works evolved from still lakes to fast moving rivers and streams, culminating in his rain on windshields series which began in 2010.

"As an artist, I am seduced by many factors, visual and otherwise, which contribute to my imagery; the contrast between near space and far space, distinct versus indistinct forms and especially the dysmorphic quality of water on objects. I am endlessly fascinated by the distorted reality seen through rainy windshields." In 2009, James quit picture framing to concentrate on his career as an artist, and continues its practice to this day.

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