SIAG February Demonstration Artist, James Pratt

The Seabrook Island Artist Guild welcomes world renowned “Palette Knife Artist”, James Pratt, for a demonstration on Tuesday, February 15 at 1:30 pm at The Lake House.

James Pratt, a member of the Oil Painters of America, is considered one the of “Modern Masters”. He will be providing a live painting demonstration along with a discussion of his work and technique during the SIAG February meeting.

For James “Painting with the knife, one can achieve the suggestion of movement and the changing of light by adding textures which can be thin or ridged. Using a knife in this way allows the paint to stand out and encourages a lively and impressionistic treatment, providing an exciting contrast of scale which adds greatly to the impact of the finished painting”.

As described by a prominent fine art collector, James’ work is “very full of life and color and causes the viewer to feel inspired to want to travel and have this kind of an experience.”

Born in Wellington, New Zealand, James now lives just outside of Charleston when not spending time at his home in Southern France. He welcomes visitors to his studio by appointment and offers palette knife workshops and private lessons.

Please visit James’ website to learn more about his DVDs, books, and his Online Academy videos –

To learn more about the Seabrook Island Artist Guild, events, workshops and membership, visit the website at

-Submitted by Bonnie Younginer

(Image credit: SIAG)