Art Gallery - October Artist: James Hartfield   


I have been doing freelancing for several years now but have been drawing since I could pick up a pencil. I doodled in class all the time creating and copying characters. I mimicked artists such as Jim Lee, Mark Bagley, Norman Rockwell, and even Bob Ross. I spent the majority of my time creating books. They weren't very good but I got some education in publishing. I later got more experience in layout and design from working on the yearbook staff. I created my first comic book in middle school. I learned quite a bit from reading comic books. I got a good sense of design and how a book can look.


 I Graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design with a B.F.A. in Illustration. I explored all kinds of subject matter and mediums in college. I enjoyed charcoal, pastels, watercolor, colored pencil, and working with pen and ink. After I graduated I started to do freelancing, festivals, fairs, and gallery showings. My first show was with the Licking County Arts Organization. I am forever grateful for that. I am now the Vice President of the Licking County Arts Board and in charge of all Public Service Announcements as well as Marketing and Public Relations. I also volunteer as a docent for the gallery.