Santa Barbara based artist James-Paul Brown, blends the broad brushwork and vibrant colors of Van Gogh with the ethereal strokes and pastel shades of Monet to produce enchanting, passionate masterpieces. A world-renowned painter his life resembles a colorful palette, capturing the beauty and adventure of the human experience. His broad range of subjects include Hollywood celebrities, famed athletes, and world leaders, as well as favorite cities, landscapes and vineyards.
Admired by art-appreciators around the world, his works continue to be discovered. His love for sports has resulted in paintings and sculptures for the 1984 and 1996 Olympics, the Las Vegas International Marathon and the International Swimming Hall of Fame. In the late 80s, he was chosen to capture the courageous beauty of the Americas Cup.
James-Paul Brown's main inspiration for the past eleven years has been his beautiful wife Juliette. “Since I met her I have needed to capture her in every moment,” says James-Paul, who has painted Julie as a mermaid, a firefly, an angel, and even Ophelia. “I think love makes the brush flow more easily,” he adds. As a bon vivant and wine expert, his passion has led him to create wine labels for Artiste.