Babcock Originals The Art of James English Babcock

Artist Bio

As a self-taught landscape artist with a focus towards realism, James paints with inspiration from his backpacking and hiking adventures. At the heart of Wine Country in Northern California, vineyards heighten the beauty within his local surroundings. Although, the rolling hillside vines will always be a part of what he paints, he turns more of his attention to the back roads of Northern California’s lush countryside. The inter-mingle of old barns, livestock, rolling hills, meandering waterways and reflective high mountain lakes offer him an abundance of subject matter for creating great art. James has spent the past thirty years pursuing both his love of the outdoors and his love for painting merging them into a realistic expression of color and beauty.

Exhibits

Solo Exhibits

  • Art Obsessions Gallery | Show and Painting Denostration | June 22nd, 23rd, & 24th, 2017

  • Art Obsessions Gallery | SW National Emerging Artist Show | September 12th – 14th, 2014
  • Studio Seven Art Gallery | Painting on Location | Meet & Greet the Artist | August 30, 2014
  • Art Obsessions Gallery | Sierra Summer Showcase | August 23rd – 26th, 2013
  • Sierra Hills Framing & Gallery | Reflections of Yosemite | December 4, 2010 – January 6, 2011
  • The Place! Gallery | Original Paintings and Giclee Reproductions | February 13, 2010

Juried Shows 

  • Opera in the Garden & Miniatures at the Manor: Adobe Creek | Small Works in 8″ X 8″ | Oil on Board | June 19, 2013
  • Sonoma County Museum Annual Spring Gala & Auction: Morning Walk | 18″ x 36″ | Acrylic on Canvas | May 11, 2013
  • Miniatures at the Manor: Silent Auction Benefiting the Healdsburg Center for the Arts: Adobe Creek | 10" x 10" Oil on Board | November 7, 2012
  • Sonoma County Museum: Fine Craft Exhibition Benefiting SCM: Eastside Sunset | 24 x 48 | Acrylic on Canvas | October 5, 2012 – November 3, 2012
  • Rivers of Gold: Inaugural Exhibition of the CAC Greater Sacramento Sierra Chapter: Winter Morning River | 24" x 36" Oil on Canvas | Jul 21 – Sep 2, 2012
  • Roseville Arts 3rd Annual Lottery for the Arts | Blue Line Gallery: Fall Color on the Yuba River | 8″ x 8″ Oil on Board | Oct 8, 2011
  • Placer Arts League Juried Open Show: Lincoln Arts Gallery 

Sunset Over Mustard Flower & Vine | 26 x 34 | Pastel | First Place | Pastel Division | June 13 – July 29, 2011

  • Ironstone Vineyards 14th Annual Spring Obsession Art Show: Open Division Art Comp | Eastside Sunset | 24" x 48" Oil on Canvas | Mar 5 – May 8, 2011
  • ArtStock 2010: High Hand Gallery: Fall Morning Light | 24 x 48 | Acrylic on Canvas | October 1st – November 7th 2010
  •  Roseville Arts’ 2nd Annual Lottery for the Arts | Blue Line Gallery: Merced River | 8″ x 8″ Oil on Board | Sep 28th – Oct 8th 2010
  • Roseville Arts’ 38th Annual Juried Open Show: Blue Line Gallery: Morning on Merced | 24" x 36" Oil on Board | Jun 15th – Jul 30th 2010
  • Placer Arts League Juried Open Show Lincoln Art Gallery: Autumn Canopy, 24" x 36" Oil on Board | Jun 15th – Jul 30th 2010
  • Roseville Arts’ 33rd National Juried Open Show: Eastside Sunset, 24 x 48, Oil on Canvas | Daybreak, 36 x 48, Oil on Canvas | Feb 29th – Apr 9th 2010
  •  6th Annual Exhibit of the National Arts Program

Yuba North, 24" x 36" Acrylic on Canvas | Honorable Mention | Scholarship Award | Mar 30th – May 29th 2009

  • Sonoma County Harvest Fair 2002

Westside Barn, 24 x 30, acrylic on canvas | 2nd Place | Fine Arts Award | October 2002

Invitationals

  • Auburn Art Walk | Placer County Air Pollution Control District | Reflections Along the Yuba River | Oct 2011 – Apr 2012
  • Art Obsessions Grand Opening Gallery Exhibit | Sierra Expressions | Oct 14th – 16th, 2011
  • Rocklin Fine Arts | Speaking Engagement | We All Have a Story to Tell | July 21, 2011,9:30 AM
  • The Beckoning Outdoors | Blue Line Gallery | No. California Landscapes | Feb 15th – Feb 25th 2011
  • Auburn Art Walk | Latitudes Restaurant | CA Countryside & Sierra Mountain Vistas | Aug 12th – Oct 14th 2010
  • Ray Stone Senior Communities | The Art of Living Well | Apr 17, 2010

Group Exhibits

  • Sebastopol Center for the Arts Annual Members Show | Duncan’s Point, 22″ x 30″, Oil on Canvas | Dec. 12, 2014 – Jan. 5, 2015
  • Bridgeway Christian Church | Inspired by Faith | Dwelling Places, 24 x 30, acrylic on canvas | Oct. 29th-30th 2011
  • RSVA Blue Line Gallery | Maximum Capacity | Emerald Pool, 24 x 36, oil on canvas | May 19 – June 15, 2011
  • Lincoln Arts & Culture Foundation | Small Works in 8 x 8 | April 15, 2011 – May 30, 2011
  • 20th Street Art Gallery |  20-20 Show | April 10th – May 8th 2010

Food | Wine | Art Events

  • Art Obsession Gallery & Wine Bar | February 18 – 19, 2012
  • Sierra Knolls Vineyard & Winery | December 2011 – March 2012
  • Woodruff’s Artisan Food & Cafe’ | January – September 2011
  • Evans Kitchen & Catering | January 1 – December 31, 2010
  • Huntington Wine Cellars | July 24th – Fall of 2004
  • Pedrocelli Winery | April 25 – June 2004
  • Seghesio Family Vineyards | Fall 2003
  • Chateau St. Jean Sonoma | Summer 2002