James Navarro is a Northern Wisconsin native, now living and working in Des Moines, Iowa. He attended MCAD in Minneapolis and received his BFA in Design with a focus in painting , illustration and furniture. James is best known for his Midwestern landscapes and his still-life compositions. He approaches his work in a traditional manner painting plein air and adding his own unique style in the studio. His work is representational of a traditional style that concentrates on light, shadows, and bright colors. He is inspired not only by the beauty in nature but finds creativity in everyday objects. When he is not painting, James spends his spare time working on the family farm in Wisconsin.