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Amalfi Coast


On Friday, June 5, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Alan James, a highly respected award winning watercolor artist and teacher, will conduct an online Zoom Watercolor Demo of the Amalfi Coast painting shown below.  Please join us in welcoming Alan James, with his talent and animated personality, on the morning of June 5.

If you would like to participate, please RSVP to by noon on Monday, June 1.

This Demo is open to the public, so please RSVP asap so that you will be assured a spot on the Zoom Demo.   I will confirm with you on the day before the demo, Thursday, June 4, and give you the information you will need to join the meeting.  You will need to download the Zoom app beforehand.  It’s free

 Alan James has been teaching watercolors at his studio in Deep River, CT, at Jerry’s Artarama and at the historic Lyme Art Association, the birth place of American impressionism.  But for the last 8 weeks he has been teaching from his studio using professional photographer lighting with two state-of-the-art high definition cameras to offer the clearest views of the demos.

His teaching style is comprehensive and many of his students have gone on to become successful artists in their own right..

While mostly self-taught, Alan has attended workshops of: Alvaro Castagnet and has studied the great watercolor masters: Joseph Zbukvic, Herman Pekel, John Yarldley, Edward Seago and Edward Wesson extensively.

His style is impressionistic and traditionalist with emphasis on purity of design and clear, transparent colors.  The art of Alan James captures the very soul of his subjects with passion, boldness and elegance. His paintings are imbued with a mood, a mystery that engage and lure the viewer into the magic.

In 2018, Alan released his first instructional video called “Letting it Flow” including five demonstrations, with emphasis on  how to capture the essence of a scene, designed with beginners and intermediate students in mind.

Alan James’s work is currently or has been represented at the following galleries: Nantucket Artworks,-Nantucket, MA, Trinity Collection – Nantucket, MA, Richard Stravitz Fine Art – Virginia Beach, VA. and Alan James Gallery in Deep River, CT.

To learn more about Alan James, please take a peek at his website,