James Halloran


On October 30th, I will be displaying a brand new, large-scale painting along with two studies at the arts collective known as Artomatic. The piece is called Aurum and was conceived on a recent trip to Iceland. If you haven't attended an Artomatic in the past, here's your chance! From the Artomatic Website:

"Artomatic is well-known for transforming empty spaces into vibrant arts communities that create unique and exciting events for tens of thousands of visitors – all FREE. It is simply a great way to discover new art!"


8100 Corporate Dr
Hyattsville, MD 20785
My work is on the 3rd floor, space #5-098

October 30 – December 12

Wednesdays & Thursdays:
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Friday, Saturday, Sunday:
11:00 AM – 12:00 midnight

Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays


This March I will be having a show in the Carytown neighborhood of Richmond, VA. An old University friend opened Mott Gallery this year and he has graciously asked me to exhibit. I also created a 2 x 3 foot mural in the space itself. Specific details will come soon.

MIDDLEBURG ARTS PROJECT GALLERY (New space with new work!)

This September I will have an exhibition of new work with my longtime, multi-talented artist colleagues in Middleburg. About three-quarters of the art is new, including my second largest composition ever, which has yet to see the light of day. I recommend coming to the Grand Opening of the brand new Middleburg Arts Project Gallery on Saturday September 13th, anytime from 1-6pm. The show runs until October 5th. Specifics are below. I'd love to see you there!

Middleburg Arts Project Gallery
4 East Federal Street
Middleburg, VA

Opening Preview
Friday, September 5th
5 - 8 pm

Grand Opening
Saturday, September 13th
1 - 6 pm

Gallery Hours
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Noon to 6 pm

Contact us at:


I have been painting through this frigid winter and have new and available work uploaded which can be viewed by clicking the links below. My landscape work has been taking me to interesting, new places and I find myself obsessing over Whistler these days.

New Landscape

New Still Life


I have started a large 3 x 4 foot landscape that qualifies for my second largest work. This piece is not a commission, so if you have a bad case of bare-wall at home this might be your solution! Check out the study here.


In June 2013 I completed an enormous 5' x 7' painting (that's feet) for private collectors in DC. The process took a little over four months without working on much else during that period. I feel it is a significant work and I achieved a few things with paint that I had not quite succeeded in previously. Books on Inness, Whistler and the American Tonalists were open during its completion. I'd love to hear what you think. Susquehanna is on this page, to the left.


When I begin a painting, I’m usually drawn to basic, simple forms; eggs, paper, trees, buildings. I look to paint objects and landscapes that are non-specific and have a quality of anonymity to them. Elements are often reduced to the most essential and details are sometimes eliminated. My paintings are not literal recordings of nature or the world around me; these works are private meditations on a specific moment. Deliberate and sometimes obsessive, these paintings often carry on and exist within a series, building on and reinterpreting what was before. I try to create pieces that are expressive and reluctant, silent yet certain, and in between I often find tension to be further explored.


James Halloran was born in Buffalo, New York in 1983. Initially studying classical painting under his mentor, Mary Ann Doering, James went on to receive a B.F.A., with a Concentration in Painting, at the University at Buffalo in 2005. After graduation, Halloran relocated to Northern Virginia where he continues to work from his home studio. In 2013 James was selected to participate in the Washington Project for the Arts Select exhibition and Gala. He was also a two-time finalist for the Bethesda Painting Awards. James continues to exhibit his work both locally and nationally. As an instructor, he teaches a variety of classes for both children and adults.