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The visual and symbolic language of figure painting is about connecting with an individual. The painting of an individual is more than just one person depicted, it is the documentation of the encounter between the sitter and painter like an Interview. Leaving brush work visible is the memory of the artist and the exposed elements of underpainting is the reminder of when the two individuals were in the same space. The viewer is invited to enter this conversation with the artist and model.

James McDowell has a BFA in Drawing and Painting from OCAD University, and studied abroad in Florence Italy with OCAD U. For inquires or commissions send an email to [email protected]

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TOAF 2020



  • 2020
  • 76.2 x 101.6 x 1.27 cm
  • $900.00


  • 2019
  • 60.96 x 91.44 x 3.175 cm


  • 2019
  • 40.64 x 50.8 x 1.27 cm
  • $350.00


  • 2018
  • 60.96 x 45.75 x 1.27 cm
  • $500.00

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