Springtime blues?

It's technically spring now but we are still getting snow here in New York. I've had the winter blues pretty bad this winter and I have been struggling to create new inspired peices.

Sometimes it's hard to remember to be kind to yourself and let the creativity flow when it wants to. Nothing ever comes from forcing yourself to create. That has been my experience at least. 


Here is something new I have been working on. This is a lot larger than the pieces I have worked on in the past. It's helping to shake things up a bit. 


Three New Finished Paintings

Spirits of the Stars 

acrylic on canvas, 9X12"

My inspiration for Spirits of the Stars was the spirituality of nature. Things just seem to flow seamlessly and always have a purpose, however minuscule it may be.
— James Vandemark

When We Wanted to Abandon All Hope


acrylic on canvas

Change can be a hard thing to deal with, and it often comes up a lot in our lives. I’ve seen a lot of people in my life struggle with the challenges of change, which cause some to question whether the change was even necessary. That sentiment became the inspiration behind this piece (When We Wanted to Abandon All Hope).
— James Vandemark

Visions of Arcturus 

16X20" Acrylic, crayon, and graphite on canvas

Visions of Arcturus is inspired by my love and fascination with the stars. On a clear night you can see so many, and sometimes it makes you feel so small in this vast universe.
— James Vandemark

Lots of things in progress right now

On top of the other 2 paintings I'm working on, I started on a new palm painting. 


In addition, I'm working on a couple art books. Everyday I have more ideas that need to get out. Stay tuned for more!  

Enjoy your weekend!