Hi, My name is James Anderson. I was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa and have always loved to do Art. I have attended college at Grand View, Northwest Missouri State, Kansas City Art Institute, Iowa State University and Drake University. I am a graduate of Drake University with a BFA . I am currently living in Texas. I am a retired Engineer but have been doing art my whole life (my first passion). I have many other paintings that I will be adding to this site. I have won "Third Place" in the "Oil Category" five State, 31st Annual Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition in Irving, Texas. I have won first place for oil paintings in the 2016 Irving Art Association 61st Exhibition. http://irvingartassociation.org/ I have won third place for oil painting in the 2016 Irving Art Association National Animal Art Juried Competition. If you like my art, I would love to hear from you. You can email me by clicking on the email icon, if you wish me to contact you back please include your email address in the body of the email. God Bless and thanks for stopping by.