In his studios in Connecticut and Chatham, Massachusetts, James Magner primarily creates marine paintings inspired by sailing and navigating the waters of New England. He has observed firsthand the many changing faces the ocean presents as the light, sands and waters react to the ever-changing environment. As an avid plein air painter James divides his time between painting landscapes and coastal studies and larger studio pieces he develops from his plein air studies.
James graduated from Vesper George School of Art in Boston class of 1966 with a focus on design and fine art and attended classes at the University of Hartford and the Boston Institute of Architecture. He is a Signature Artist Member of the following: The American Society of Marine Artists, The Salmagundi Art Club NY, NY, The Allied Artists of America, The Copley Society of Boston and the Lyme Art Association. James’s professional affiliations, along with his great appreciation of French and American Impressionism provide him with the background necessary to create his vibrant and expressive paintings that capture the mood and spirit of his subject.
As a professional artist, James devotes all his time to painting and exhibiting. His work is in numerous private and corporate collections in the United States and abroad.