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James Haddock
Represented by Your Private Collection Art Gallery Granbury Texas
Died: August 28, 2020

After a 44 year career in education as a teacher and counselor, James haddock seemed to unleash a passion for art. He had learned much from observing nature while living on and improving a five acre wooded lot. So it was natural that the textures and colors of nature would appear in his paintings. The spring and fall colors of North Texas can be seen in his paintings.

His last position in education was as a counselor with kindergarten children. He used play and art in working with this age group. They taught him a valuable lesson – that we adults should play. That is exactly what art was for him – play.

James’ mixed media art is experimental art. He normally did not have a preconceived idea about the art piece when he started, which is so exciting because the outcome was always surprising. When he did begin with a specific idea, the result often surprised him, thus each finished piece is a unique, one-of-a-kind, and never can be duplicated.

In creating his paintings, it was a process of building up layers of texture and many layers of paint. Thus, all papers and objects are encased in medium. The layers of paint create brilliant colors much like seen in the seasons of spring and fall.

“The textures and brilliant colors thrill me and keep me painting day after day.”