James Frey began taking and developing his own photos at the age of twelve. Three years later, he had begun working as a newspaper photojournalist and by the age of sixteen, became the youngest recipient to receive an award from the California newspaper association for his work. He continued to work as a photojournalist in order to pay his way through college. In his late twenties, James turned to painting and developed a passion for abstract expressionist works.
My paintings of rich, deep hues and vibrant contrast create a powerful sense of color, shape, and energy. In order to create a greater tactile quality, at times I like to incorporate vineyard cuttings and vineyard soil into a piece.