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Lake Roland - Oil on canvas - 72" X 32"

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"WATER" is the first of a series of multimedia art works entitled "ELEMENTS". This series is based on the four elements, WATER, AIR, FIRE, & EARTH. This series of works are a new direction for me in an attempt to use many of the materials and styles of art that I love to work within: landscape painting, figurative sculpture, jewelry, and sacred geometry.

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Lake Montebello - Oil on canvas - 48" X 52"

Custom Silver, Wood, & Bead Necklace

Custom "cast lost wax" Silver, Wood, & Bead Necklace

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About James

Baltimore City - Station North A&E District

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His work is concerned with geometric patterns and organic shapes found in nature. These become building blocks for my paintings, photographs, sculpture and jewelry.  From 1970-72, James studied ceramics at the Chrysler Museum in Nortfolk VA. Wishing to further his art education, he came to Baltimore to attend MICA and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1977. For 35 years, he worked as an orthotist and prosthetic technician. Just before retirement, he did his most exciting work casting and... more

Landscapes

This collection of landscapes, I refer to as "Landscapes From Memories Of Places I Have Never Been".
When I studed painting at MICA in 1972-1977 my work went in the direction of large abstract field painting.
As I grow older I have been drawn back to more tradition subject matter, with this series of painting - which are much smaller in size. I long to now paint these painting very large, turning inches into feet.

The ELEMENTS Series

His newest works which are now under way are based on the Four Classical Elements, Fire, Air, Water, & Earth. The first of which is based of Water. This series of works embrace all the different artistic disciplines he so enjoys. After much thought he realized all these different things he has been creating are all just parts of larger pieces of art. The sculptural aspect of these works will embrace his years of work in the prosthetic & orthotic field, The objects which will be adorning the figures will embrace his new found love of making jewelry, The back panels will provide a component for his love of oil painting landscapes and a surface for secret geometry patterns, He is very excited to be working on these new pieces. He reports, there is still so much still to do!

  • Water

    "WATER" is the first of a series of multimedia art works entitled "ELEMENTS". This series is based on the four elements, WATER, AIR, FIRE, & EARTH. This series of works are a new direction for me in an attempt to use many of the materials and styles of art that I love to work within: landscape painting, figurative sculpture, jewelry, and sacred geometry.
  • FIRE

    FIRE - oil on wooden panel - 48” X 36”
  • AIR

    AIR - oil on wooden panel - 48” X 36”
  • EARTH

    EARTH - oil on canvas - 50” X 25”
  • SPIRIT

    SPIRIT - casein & oil on wooden panels - 36” X 120”
  • Water - detail 1

    Water - detail 1
  • Water-detail 2

    Water-detail 2
  • Water - detail 3

    Water - detail 3
  • Water - detail 4

    Water - detail 4
  • Water - detail 5

    Water - detail 5

Scared Geometry

Over the last year I have been interest in the study of "Scared Geometry" and how these repeated patterns and images resurface over and over in different cultures, in nature, and architecture. I found these works to be very mediative to paint and to view. I am excited to start incomprating these forms into my other works,

Jewelry

My Jewelry!
For over 35 years I worked in the orthotic and prosthestic field, making, adjusting and fitting those needed devices. Looking at my work bench then and looking at my jewelry bench now, they both look very much alike. The skills, tools and techniques are so similar, but now miniature.

  • Crown

    This crown is cast bronze, wood with gold leaf, and fabricate. The back story is I had been playing band gigs in Ocean City, Maryland last summer and between sets I wouls walk the beach. One day I found about twenty horseshoe crab tails on the beach. I saved them, then brought them back to my studo here in Baltimore, Maryland. After looking at them for sometime I realized they looked much like the crown on the Statue of Liberty. So I then made cast of them, then cast them using the lost wax process, then making them in bronze.
  • Custom Silver, Wood, & Bead Necklace

    Custom "cast lost wax" Silver, Wood, & Bead Necklace
  • Wood & Stone Necklace

    Exotic hand carved hard wood long beads with jasper & brass beads Necklace
  • Silver Sea Shells

    Silver Sea Shells
  • Circle & Triangle Ring

    Custom made silver ring using the lost wax technique. Circle & Triangle Design.
  • Cast Silver Ring w/ Wooden Inlay

    Cast Silver Ring w/ Wooden Inlay

My Ambient Music Projects

I have been a working drummer/percussionist for over 50 years. My musical carrier started in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia playing enlisted men’s service clubs and area clubs at 16. I moved to Baltimore in 1972 from Portsmouth, Virginia to attend the Maryland Institute-College of Art receiving a BFA degree in 1977. I have played a wide variety of music in the Baltimore / Washington area for over 48 years, R&B, soul, traditional American, Punk and Irish.
 It has been a wild and crazy trip after moving to Baltimore, Maryland in 1972, from playing CBGB’s with Da Moronics to playing The White House for President Obama with O’Malley’s March. I truly have been blessed. I have been recorded on over 30 CDs in a wide variety of musical styles over the last 40 years. Over the last 20 years my solo musical projects have been based around deep percussion tracks, ambient field recording, and melodic musical passages. On these ambient particular CDs, they go by the group name of “Brain Forest”, which some of which have guest artists as well.

  • World On The Brink

    From "Music for a Pandemic" by BRAIN FOREST. Music & video editing by James Wilson Sr. 2020 The footage of Trumps march to St. John's Episcopal Church reminded me of other country changing footage from our past: The Kennedy assassination in 1963, the Nixon "I am not a crook speech in 1973, The fall of the Twin Towers..... All of which still give me CHILLS!
  • WAITING

    More music from the new to be released CD by (my studio project group known as) Brain Forest. This track "WAITING" will be on the CD, entitles "Music For A Pandemic".
  • THIS TO WILL PASS

    Another track from Music for a Pandemic by Brain Forest
  • A Li Li

    Jared Denhard playing a chinese HULUSI and James Wilson Sr on percussion. Recorded / filmed in the end of March / beginning of April 2020 in the year of the Coronavirus. A new CD by Brain Forest entitled "Music For A Pandemic"
  • THIS TO WILL PASS

    Another track from Music for a Pandemic by Brain Forest