James D. Kramer; portfolio of works

Artist Bio

portrait-for-WKArtist’s Statement

A wise man once said,

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”

My interpretation of this statement goes beyond the attractiveness which we may find within others that draws us to them. I see this affecting my perception of everything. I can find ‘beauty’ in everything from the most delicate flower, to the most mundane street sign. And it is with this approach to viewing the world around me that I approach my art.

About the Artist

James D. Kramer was born July 17, 1964 in Encino, California. He was raised in the San Fernando Valley, and received his bachelor of science degree in graphic design from Woodbury University in 1986. In 1992, Kramer served as President of the Santa Clarita Valley Artists’ Association, located 10 miles north of the San Fernando Valley. As a member of the SCVAA, Kramer received numerous awards for his paintings, including Best of Show, and Best in Category.

In 1994, Kramer—along with his wife and two sons—moved from their home in Valencia, California and relocated to Everett, Washington. From 1994 to 2007, Kramer worked as a book designer in the publishing division of Microsoft Corporation. In addition, he has worked continually as a freelance graphic designer.

Kramer’s other interests include traveling with his wife Pinky, and their four children. He also enjoys board gaming, roleplaying games, and home brewing.

2 Responses to Artist Bio

  1. Dody Rogers says:

    I need your mailing address to send you an invitation to the 25t anniversary of the CAA Art Classic. I am the co-char of that event and we are honoring all the past presidents Was your wife a president as well? When?

    • Kramer says:

      Dody, no, my wife never served as an officer. While I am certainly honored to be remembered back in Santa Clarita, I am afraid it would not be possible for me to return to attend the event.

      Best,
      Jim Kramer

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