James Vissari teaches drawing classes and sketch book workshops for beginners and intermediate students. James attended the Corcoran School of Art, Montgomery College, and the University of Maryland. Currently, he is the President of the Montgomery Art Association in Kensington, MD. James’ pieces span from two-inch paintings to murals to pen and ink works produced in plein air and in public spaces. Influenced by Impressionists artists and landscapes as well as realist artists, James is tenacious and prolific in the pursuit and production of artwork. He has a weekly art blog called “Letters to Vincent.” James gives instructions from his personal studio and gallery and is also a resident artist at the 209 gallery in Rockville. James creates his artwork with the intent of showing the viewer that there is something interesting all around us.