Maxx James, an Oklahoma native, was
inspired by an artistic and creative aunt. At a mere 14 years old, he did
his first pen and ink portraits. While in college, Maxx
was accepted into an eight state juried exhibition of Modern Art for Professionals.
Maxx’s art influences range from the stylized realism of J.C. Leyendecker,
Warhol’s social commentary, Salvidor Dali’s surrealism and more.
Maxx received his Bachelor of Arts
degree in Art & Design. He has had a distinguished career as an artist,
designer, photographer and illustrator in the fields of advertising,
television, education and the oil patch. Receiving numerous awards for his
designs, corporate identity, and illustration work; many of his design and
illustration works have been distributed world-wide.
Since moving to Galveston, Maxx
focuses his creative energies on fine art; working in pastel, acrylic and
photography. His style can be best described as modernistic realism with
surrealistic overtones. His subject matter often centers on windswept landscapes
and the Island’s historical architecture.