"My painting is an attempt to go beyond words to connect with, resonate with, and communicate with others at a level of remembrance of which we have all come from. In my work, I strive to move the viewer and engage them in a quiet conversation not solely based on what my painting depicts or its locale, but by what feeling or mood this image is evoking in them. By utilizing color, line, texture and tone I am striving to move beyond a place in time."


James Bason is a native Montanan best known for his serene and contemplative landscape paintings of central Montana. He holds a BA in Graphic Design with honors from Montana State University at Bozeman. His artwork has been exhibited at the Western Masters Art Show, C.M. Russell Art Auction and Miniature Show, the Jay Contway and Friends Art Show, Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, The Holter Museum of Art and the Yellowstone Art Museum as well as various art shows and auctions throughout the state of Montana. He resides in Great Falls with his wife and son.