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Artist: James Havens
Born: 1968 - present
Education: The Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
James L. Havens was born in Bangor, Maine in the winter of 1968. James Havens Attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. James Havens is currently based in Anchorage, AK and owns and operates the Havens Studio, Alaska Paleo-Project and The Great Alaskan Relic Co. of which represents as well as publishes exclusively the fine art of James Havens. Artist James Havens’s original works are featured in many museums, corporate and private collections around the world.
Art collectors know award winning painter and sculptor James Havens for his large scale classic museum pieces featuring historic subject matter and most recently full scale prehistoric sculptural reconstructions and original oil paintings focusing on Alaska's prehistoric past. James Havens's professional portfolio includes a host of other multi-media creative services including building sized murals, percent for art projects, videography, photography and design services.
Since I was a small child creating art has been an essential thread to the fabric of who I am and how I see and experience the world. I enjoy the tactile feel of creating hand-made original works of art, the dream like journey involved in the process - sharing that process, and the feeling of accomplishment of reaching the conclusion of an original vision. The majority of my career has been that of a realist painter specializing in large scale oils on canvas. Recently, I have also expanded my artistic interests to include sculpture as well.
Over the past ten years my focus has been putting the faces on Alaska’s new and unique dinosaur discoveries with the team from UAF Museum of the North. For this I created the educational program “The Alaska Paleo-Project.” A huge aspect of all my projects is developing a hands-on educational outreach by creating a large piece of original art in a large public venue. I enjoy putting a brush in the hands of someone who has never painted before. For the upcoming Cook Inlet Beluga Project 2023 ( https://havensstudio.online/cook-inlet-beluga-project ) I will be incorporating this hugely successful hands-on educational program model to help raise awareness of the local and critically endangered specie of Beluga Whale while in the process of creating a large scale original piece of public art.
I look forward to, sharing with you, this next chapter in my life-long journey of creating new works of art - Cheers!