Saturday, January 16, 2010

James Coe - Artist

Landscape and wildlife painter James Coe started out as a bird illustrator, best known as the author and illustrator of the Golden Field Guide, Eastern Birds. He later did a guide to western birds, but the publisher was sold before the book was published. The illustrations are on view at his website.

He then turned to fine art with the idea of integrating his knowledge of wildlife as part of the landscape, while striving to maintain the freshness and vigorous brushwork of plein air. The painting shown here is an 8"x10" study of a heron and reflections.

He is scheduled to teach a plein air landscape workshop May 11-14 at the Academy Art Museum, Easton, Maryland.

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