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James  Navarro

James Navarro is a Northern Wisconsin native, now living and working in Des Moines, Iowa. He attended MCAD in Minneapolis, Minn. where he received his BFA in Design with a focus in painting, illustration and furniture design.  James is best known for his modern impressionistic approach of the Midwestern landscape and his contemporary still-life compositions. He approaches his work in a traditional manner painting en plein air then in studio creating new art based off of those outdoor painting experiences. His work is representational observations that concentrates on light, shadows, and rich chromas.  He is inspired not only by the beauty of the natural outdoors but also finds creativity in everyday objects.  When James is not painting he spends his spare time working on the family farm or logging running miles on backroad trails.