Saturday, June 23, 2012

James Roybal

Captured Light” © James Roybal 

Name: James Roybal
Bio: James Roybal was born in 1952 in Santa Fe New Mexico. Roybal got his first taste of casting bronze at age 12 from public school teacher Earnest Badyinski. James was lucky enough to have him also in high school and worked with him in his studio casting bronze during summer vacations. James attended Highlands University and finished his formal education at New Mexico State University. James furthered his foundry education working and managing in fine art foundries for 6 years, until in 1983, he became a full time artist. His first juried show, while still in high school, was the 1971 New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair, again participating in 1973. James has won numerous first place and best of show awards since then, with shows in over 40 Galleries around the United States. He is in Who’s Who In American Art, and in the book Contemporary Western Artists - 700 of the most important living Western artists
In 1995, James decided to devote more time and energy to painting. In 1994, he picked up his first pastel, James says; 'I felt at ease, it was like coming home.' He has sold hundreds of pastels, and over 1300 bronzes. James has judged and participated in the Contemporary Spanish Market, in Santa Fe, winning the Southwest Art Magazine award in 2003, First Place Awards, in Pastel 2008, 2009, and in Acrylic and Oil, 2010. The Pastel 100 has also recognized his pastels, in January 2010. In 2010 Roybal was accepted to show 2 pastels at the Pastel Society of America show. He is a member of the Sculpture Society of America, and the Pastel Society of New Mexico.

Medium: Pastel; bronze 
Subjects: Landscape.
Style: Representational to impressionist
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Gallery: Art Portfolio: Pastels; Impressionistic Pastels; Bronzes; Native American – Bronzes; Nudes in bronze; Oils;  Giclées.
Image View: Thumbnails indicate medium and dimension and enlarge in a slide show. They will enlarge further in a  pop-up, as is usual with FineArtStudioOnline, and may be saved. Captured Light is 16 x 16 ins. 550 x 548, 482 KB
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