The artist was born James Edward Dyson, !!! October 18,1942 in Summerton, SC. In his preteen years he studied art awith George R. Kessler in Texas and Hugo Van Cleef in Georgia. The artist has been formally trained in the European style of painting. He was one of the original founders of the Berkeley Artist Guild.
His career has spanned over 53 years as a fine artist and a commercial graphic artist, and also as a designer. He has designed such things as logos and letterheads for corporations. His work includes design and manufacture of displays and tempera backdrops for exhibits in the SC Indian museum, and also exhibits and designs for Wings and Wheels, Automobile and Aeronautical museum in Santee, SC and many others.
He also designed and manufactured commercial and outdoor advertising, including Mechanical and illuminated electrical advertising displays. His fine art paintings are privately owned throughout the US and Canada.
The artist resides in Pawleys Island, SC. At the present time he is instructing his own private art classes in the Litchfield Exchange in Pawleys Island. In the past he has been an instructor for the Cultural Council in the Litchfield Exchange and for Linda Ketron at Art Works.
He was the founding spirit behind the formation of the Seacoast Artists Guild of South Carolina and was its first president. He was instrumental in the formation of the Scholarship Award program for the Guild.
He has had a diverse student body including an 85 year-old retired PhD and various foreign exchange students. He is especially proud of his ability to produce many award winning students. The artist has made the statement that every instructor’s ultimate goal is to produce a student that surpasses his/her own skills and ability. He feels he has accomplished this goal through his former student, Patricia Brinson, of Moncks Corner, SC. Patricia became an instructor in her own right in the Moncks Corner and Charleston area. Her accomplishments in the art world are extremely outstanding.
One of her outstanding accomplishments is that she produced a young male student that was accepted into the GoVernors School in Greenville, SC. This young student was declared the best young artist in the state of SC by the school. Even though this within itself is an outstanding accomplishment, Ms Brinson went further in the art world winning many many more shows but the accomplishment that the instructor is most proud of is her winning of a national contest sponsored
by a Kansas art Museum. She not only won but won best in show.
Upon congratulating her on her achievements Ms. Brinson informed him that this would not have been possible without your fundamental instructions in the basics ‘of art work and your help. The instructor wishes to extend to you an invitation to enroll in any of his classes. Basic Art for Beginners, ‘Beginning oil painting, Acrylic, the principles of oil portraiture also tempera and casein classes. Please feel free to contact the instructor for information concerning classes or art work. The instructor has earned the right to be called a master instructor not by the years he has taught but by the number of award winning students his classes has produced, using the fundamentals taught in basic art. These fundamentals are applied to the classical European style of painting.
These techniques have proven to be extremely effective in his classes. Recently the artist has turned to his ability as an illustrator to illustrate the book “Tales from Litchfield Beach” by SC author Bill Sirmon. The book has
been endorsed by author Pat Conroy and can purchased locally at the litchfield Store Bo-Lo Shopping Center.
At the present time the artist is in the process of illustrating Mr. Sirmons’s second book. The book, “The Yellow Boat” is based on a true story that takes place during the Great Depression. Not only is the book illustrated by the artist but it also has cameo inserts by the artist’s students. The book will be available in the near future. The instructor wishes to extend to you an invitation to enroll in any of his classes. Basic Art for Beginners, Beginning Oil Painting, Acrylic, Principals of Oil Portraiture, tempera and casein classes.
For any further information on the book or concerning classes you
may contact the artist at:843.237.2426 or email firstname.lastname@example.org