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Southern Gentmeman


Watercolor 27 x 35 inches
by James Brantley
Louisiana Watercolor Society First Place Award 2000

James Brantley

SW President 2003-2004
phone: 334/749-5689

James Brantley has been drawing and painting for over 40 years. In 1998, he retired from teaching high school art so that he could devote himself full-time to painting and drawing. In the 2 years since his retirement, he has won a number of national and international awards, including Best of Show at the 2000 Louisiana Watercolor Society International Exhibition in New Orleans. He has also earned signature membership in The American Watercolor Society (AWS), The National Watercolor Society(NWS), and The Watercolor Society of Alabama(WSA). He has a signature membership in The Southern Watercolor Society. He served as president of The Watercolor Society of Alabama for 1999-2000, and is currently serving as treasurer of The Southern Watercolor Society.

His work can be seen at Bryant Galleries in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Jackson, Mississippi.

Morning Light


Watercolor 29.5 x 22 inches
by James Brantley
Southern Watercolor Society Grumbacher Gold Medal 1999