James Edward Scherbarth's work is about layers, about the patinas acquired over time, the evidentiary marks of life - layers built over time and into timelessness: layers of color, shades of memories, and reflections of nature.
Through an intuitive process of constructing & deconstructing, of collecting, blending, erasing, blurring, marking and clarifying James discovers the image, the story within, the emotion and history behind it. Each piece is a conversation, creating a new language of markings and gestures. Simultaneously cathartic and enlightening it is a conversation & a journey of a lifetime. With your contemplation of his work you join him on this journey and enter into the conversation.
James works in oil and wax painting and conducts workshops and individual sessions.