Statement

In my work I strive to reflect sentiments inspired by color, texture and light. I find joy in nature's colors, lines, and forms and in man-made creations, however ordinary, that enrich nature's beauty.  I gravitate towards great sweeping skies, married to slices of warm earth and distant mountains, dotted with the comfort of warm barns and farm homes.

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Scenes that are prominent in places I've lived and traveled contribute greatly to my aesthetic, particularly the vastness of the Great Plains and the boldness of the Rocky Mountains.

Often I will begin a piece only to walk away from it for a period of time. I return to each creation and continue to add layers and elements until a singular moment is staring back at me.

Biography

I was born in Hebron, Nebraska, and grew up in Denver, Colorado.  I attended the Colorado School of Mines, then completed my education at Texas A&M University.  Along the way, I made the transition from student to businessman to flight attendant and finally, artist.

Blessed with wanderlust, I have visited over 40 states and almost as many countries.

I prefer  to work with acrylics on canvas but have studied water colors as well as oils. My technique is largely self-taught, as I have enjoyed discovering different mediums and approaches over the last 20 years. I have received instruction at The Art Center of South Florida and the Art Students League of Denver. 

 

       Exhibitions

2018  New Works, New Artists, Ann Korologos Gallery, Basalt CO

2017  Winter Reflective, Artwork Network, Denver, CO

2017   Opening Solo Reception, Outnumbered Gallery, Littleton, CO

2017   Western Spirit Art Show, Cheyenne Frontier Days Museum, Cheyenne, WY

2016   Multiplicity, Sync Art Gallery, Denver, CO

2016   Buy an Original, Littleton Museum of Art, Littleton, CO

2016   Winter Eclectic, Artwork Network, Denver, CO

2016   All Colorado Fall Juried Show, Main Street Fine Arts Gallery, Evergreen, CO                       

2016    All Colorado Show, Awarded Second Place for The Lake Dreams of Sky,   Depot Art Gallery, Littleton, CO

2016    Summer Eclectic, Artwork Network, Denver, CO

2016    Presence, Sync Gallery, Denver, CO

2016    Home Again, Solo Exhibition, Urban Luxe, Denver, CO

2015    Bibelot 2015, Kanon Collective, Denver, CO

2015    Lone Tree Art Expo,  Awarded Second Place for County Road 4, Lone Tree Arts Center, Lone Tree, CO

2015    The Dream of Now, Sync Gallery, Denver, CO 

2015    30th Annual National Juried Fine Arts Show, Louisville Art Association,     Louisville, CO 

2015    ‘Scapes, Roan and Black, Saugatuck, MI

2014    All Colorado Juried Art Show, Main Street Fine Arts Gallery, Evergreen, CO

2014    Square Foot, Bell Gallery, Denver, CO

2013    Fall Juried Show, Main Street Fine Arts Gallery, Evergreen, CO

Bibliography

Rendell, Graham: "Artist Spotlight-James Bohling", OnDenver.com, September 27, 2017, www.ondenver.com

Rogers, Kate: “The Landscape’s the Thing”, Colorado Homes and Lifestyles, April 2016, p. 45-48

       Heckel, Aimee: ''Know Your Art'', Denver Life Magazine, November 2015, p. 37-38

       Jones, Cathy: "Emerging Artists in Evergreen", Colorado, Serenity, September 2015            

       Collections

2016   1914 House, Niwot, CO

2015   Ten l 10, Denver, CO

2015   BFH Designs, Denver, CO

       2014   John F McGovern DO, Denver, CO

Paintings held in private collections in Denver, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, and Cincinnati 

Gallery Affiliations

Korologos Gallery, Basalt, CO

Artwork Network, Denver, CO

 

Colorado Homes and Lifestyles article, April, 2016

Denver Life Magazine article, November, 2015