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ABOUT 

Alexan​der James

I was never a painter growing up, but I had always loved looking at art and creating it.

I spent my childhood sketching so I considered myself an amateur artist my whole life. The one thing I couldn’t do was PAINT.

As I grew up I found myself spending more and more time with real “grownup” things, and I had stopped chasing my dreams as an artist. What could I ever do with just sketching anyway? Until 2 years ago.

I had spent 5 years working 90 hour weeks for a job I’d once loved but had grown to hate, when one afternoon I was hit with the most overpowering urge to CREATE.

Not only did I want to CREATE, I wanted to create EVERYTHING.

People, nature, animals, everything. I wanted to reproduce what I saw in life and all of the beauty it held and put it onto paper.

So I tried a canvas and a brush, instead of a paper and a pencil.

The first piece I had painted was in the store I was working in, in the middle of a 13 work hour day.

Someone came in, assumed it was for sale and asked for the price of it. Wow.

We quickly came to a price we both agreed on and went separate ways.

They were thrilled because they had a painting they loved, and I was thrilled because I realized I was now technically a paid artist.

It happened a second time that week, and then a third, and then a fourth, and then I had someone ask for a custom piece, their pet.

I had never done one before and I was nervous, but something told me I would be able to do it. So I did it. And they were thrilled.

I took every job, and every challenge that was brought to me, and within 2 months I had painted and sold over 200 individual paintings.

Now, with hundreds of paintings in homes all over the country, and some overseas, I quit my stable safe 90 hour a week job and started my own business selling my originals and requested artwork.

Now I do custom paintings in my own gallery in the Cool Springs Mall in Franklin, TN.


Pets, people, animals, or any other picture is made daily, and live on display. 

ORIGIN​A​L

 PAINTI​NGS

I've created several different series of styles of paintings. Feel free to check it all out on my Etsy, joyofcreatingshop.

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CUSTOM WORK

I love doing customs! I can paint you anything you'd like. Pets, people, landscapes, logos - whatever you want. If you have a picture, I can paint it. Don't hesitate to reach out.

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CLOTHING

See a piece that you'd love to wear? Or have a custom photo you'd love painted on a shirt? I'd be happy to! Just call, text me or contact me on the contact page!

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CURRENT LOCATION

Cool Springs Galleria Mall

1800 Galleria Blvd, Franklin, TN

p: (202) 446-7919
[email protected]