“I am a visual storyteller. I am here capturing infatuation before the magic escapes and showing ephemeral as part of permanence. Making aesthetic interpretation in fine art according to taste then delivering it in its most immediate and pure visual representation with attention to personal influences about sustainable aesthetic value.”

James was born in Wheaton, Maryland and now resides in rural Poolesville, MD. He attended the Corcoran School of Art, Montgomery College, and the University of Maryland.

He has developed a drawing technique with pen and ink of candid images showing public places that exemplify modern culture.

He chooses mediums depending on the subject. His paintings are of many subject matters. His art transforms the ordinary into revealing objects of interest.

James has participated in many communities’ art programs. He became President of the Montgomery Art Association after serving as Vice President.

Click here to see a video of James’s painting process and teaching philosophy.

UPCOMING CLASSES

WINTER

Onsite Paint Now Workshop $150.00
James Vissari
W, Th , 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
2/21/2024-2/22/2024

SPRING 

Drawing 2 Onsite $210.00
James Vissari
Tu, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
4/16/2024-5/21/2024

Color Theory Onsite $210.00
James Vissari
Tu, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
4/16/2024-5/21/2024

SUMMER

Paint Now Mini-Session Onsite $112.00
James Vissari
Tu, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
6/4/2024-6/11/2024

Beginning Painting Onsite $210.00
James Vissari
Tu, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
7/2/2024-8/6/2024

Composition Onsite $175.00
James Vissari
Tu, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
7/2/2024-7/30/2024

Expressionism Onsite $112.00
James Vissari
Tu, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
8/20/2024-8/27/2024

CURRENT CLASSES

WINTER

Onsite Color Theory $280.00
James Vissari
Tu, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
1/16/2024-3/5/2024

Onsite Composition $280.00
James Vissari
Tu, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
1/16/2024-3/5/2024

Onsite Paint Now Workshop $150.00
James Vissari
W, Th, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
1/17/2024-1/18/2024

vissarij@yahoo.com