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James Lavadour is painter and printmaker from the state of Oregon renown for his landscapes. James Lavadour was born in Pendleton, Oregon in the year 1951.

The artist is a self taught painter. He began to explore printmaking in the early 1990’s.

Lavadour see’s himself as an action painter that just happens to see the landscape with an abstract eye.

In this clip some comments about the artist on his creative process:

The artist is an avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast. He gathers information to use in his art by trekking the regional mountains of his local terrain.

The artist grew up in Walla Walla, Washington on the Umatilla Native American Reservation.

Lavadour wakes up at 3:00 am every morning to start his daily journey of becoming a more prolific artist. Lavadour often listens to jazz music when he creates.

Below we view an exhibition of work by James Lavadour that took place in 2008:

What a great style and mixture of realism and abstraction. The artist also uses a great variety of color and texture in his work.