A Wisconsin native, Breehan James' rarified work is centered on connecting to nature and experiencing wildness. James paints specific locations she has explored at her family’s northern Wisconsin cabin and in the wild Boundary Waters of Minnesota. Documenting flora and fauna in all its wondrous complexity through countless delicate brushstrokes, her work has a magical beauty that transcends actuality. Elegantly capturing beautiful light, spellbinding vistas, and enchanting figures, her work astounds, delights, and provokes contemplation.
Breehan James earned her MFA from Yale University and has studied Norwegian landscape paintings and drawings at the National Museum of Art, Architecture, and Design in Oslo, Norway and the drawings of early Canadian explorers at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. James exhibits her paintings internationally and is the recipient of the prestigious Marie Sharpe Walsh Foundation studio award “The Space Program” in New York City.