Dancing Colors Around the Canvas in James R. Eads Fantastical Artwork

James R. Eads is a Los Angeles based surreal impressionist who explores ideas of the soul and human connection through traditional printmaking and new digital media. The talented artist plays with color and motion to create dreamlike worlds comprised of expressive textured marks in vivid hues. Eads’ impressive portfolio of work is reminiscent of Vincent van Gogh’s impasto technique, which is most prominent in the celestial swirling sky in his iconic painting, Starry Night. Like the famous Dutch painter, Eads uses quick marks to capture the ephemeral, fleeting moments in time. Enjoy our favorite picks of Eads’ artworks, cause it’s like flicking through a storybook – each whimsical scene transports the viewer into an imaginary landscape and visit his official website for more art and more information, as well as his Instagram Page.

Colors seem to dance around the canvas, perfectly capturing the glimmering sun and moonlight that emit magical glows on many of the artist’s colorful fields and rivers.


James R. Eads holds on to wonderment and scatters it throughout his work in an attempt to remind those who have forgotten about the excitement in the world.


This feeling of discovery is sometimes lost in adulthood – the world is seen more clearly and the exciting feeling of wonderment begins to dissipate.

“But if I really told you the secrets of the universe, you probably wouldn’t believe me.”


“So I am here to remind you of how it used to be.”

“No longer just the distance of a memory but instead something completely clear as if it were only yesterday.”


The artist currently resides in Los Angeles and runs a screen printing studio near DTLA where he works with a small team to create high quality limited edition prints and special projects.

via [mymodernmet]