James Aitchison

As a painter, Aitchison is a storyteller; although he begins a work without preliminary sketches, relying on the first mark to prefigure images, more often than not a true narrative evolves an essence of reality. Where the intuitive confronts the formal, he makes no attempt to mask the exploratory drawing. Compositional correctness is a priori rejoinder he allows to swirl about like the stars. His enthusiasm for Art was manifest at an early age, necessitiating the acquisition of oil paints at age 12. Born in Culver City, CA., raised in Rancho Mirage, CA, educated at Chouinard Art Institute, and The Art Center in La Jolla, his work can be found in numerous collections throughout the US and Europe. During the 70’s and 80’s he worked as an interior designer involved in major projects in the US and Europe.

Anita Edman - James Aitchison