Hometown Talent

Southwest Florida is full of talented people who are making their mark on the world. Emily James is one of those unique people and she has shaped her art career around the beauty and colors of Florida. She captures the spirit of her home state using acrylics and oils on canvas as she brings to life a range or subjects from landscapes and seascapes to abstracts and contemporary work. She has also made a name for herself as an accomplished portrait artist. James is also a master of light, creating depth in her pieces that has led to her selection as an Outstanding American Woman in the Arts. This issue we are proud to present a sample gallery of her beautiful work. For more of James’ work, visit her website emilyjamesart.com.


“I didn't decide to become an artist. I was born an artist. It has been a truly magical journey for so many years, so many paintings, and I am still spellbound as I watch an image unfold before my eyes.” —Emily James