By Monique Boissier Sporn for The Island Connection
The Seabrook Island Artists Guild will welcome world renowned “Palette Knife Artist” James Pratt to Lake House Sept. 20, at 3 p.m.
Pratt is a member of Oil Painters of America and considered to be one of the “Modern Masters.” He will be painting live and discuss his work and technique at the SIAG September meeting. For Pratt, “Painting with the knife, one can achieve the suggestion of movement and the changing of light by adding textures which can be thin or ridged. Using a knife in this way allows the paint to stand out and encourages a lively and impressionistic treatment, providing an exciting contrast of scale which adds greatly to the impact of the finished painting.”
As described by a prominent fine art collector, Pratt’s work is “very full of life and color and causes the viewer to feel inspired to want to travel and have this kind of an experience.”
Born in Wellington, New Zealand, James now lives just outside of Charleston, when not spending time at his home in Southern France.
He welcomes visitors to his studio by appointment and offers palette knife workshops and private lessons. Please visit jamesprattfineart.com to learn more about his DVDs, books and his online academy videos.