James Deaton- Modern Artist 

James is a award winning and internationally recognized illustrator, author, and jewelry designer for more than 30 years.  His love of the ocean and the Caribbean has inspired paintings that can be found in personal and corporate collections throughout the United States, The Caribbean, and Europe. He is a long time conservation advocate of the ocean and earth and is involved with numerous conservation and charity efforts. 


I have been fortunate enough to have been able to learn numerous techniques in a variety of mediums and styles. This has given me a wide range of flexibility in meeting the needs of my clients and charitable causes. I do have formal degrees in commercial design, illustration and fine art. However time and instruction under some amazing illustrators and designers have been the most rewarding experience an artist could ever hope for.