MEET JAMES A OSBORN - FINE ART
James A Osborn is an active fine arts professional in the Des Moines, Iowa area. They opened their business in 2017 and endeavor to tell a personal narrative through their work. Translating a variety of artistic skills through numerous solo and collaborative projects, they’ve worked to make a reputable name for themselves in the industry. Take a look at their selected works, and get in touch for more information.
I am an artist. I am also a sailor, and a motorcycle enthusiast. Thank you for visiting my page.
From a young age, I have always been interested in making things with my hands. This talent helped my success working with orthotics as a business owner and corporate executive for many years. I was able to create items that helped people walk by sculpting and molding models, then cutting, forming, and grinding materials. I always paid attention to how things looked for the client because people expect the product to work well, but when it looks good too, that adds value.
Today I use the skills I have learned to create paintings and sculptures that “look good”! My goal is to bring forth a pleasing and positive feeling in the viewer, as well as an added value to those who purchase my work. My work can be found in corporate and private collections across North America and Europe.
I am inspired by the 1960s and 70s, sailors, motorcycles and my family. I currently live in Des Moines, Iowa, USA, to be close to family after spending 20 years in Nashville, Tennessee and Austin, Texas. I began painting using oils on canvas, with brush or knife, many years ago while studying with a professional artist. I prefer minimalist, modern, abstract and expressionist style.
“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if its good or bad. Whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.”
URBNDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY, SOLO EXHIBITION
October 1 - October 30, 2018
RESIDENT ARTIST - URBANDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY
August 1 - November 30, 2018
August 2017 - September 2018