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Conversations with Capt James Stovall V

Today we’d like to introduce you to Capt James Stovall V.

Hi Capt James, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
It’s been a crazy road to get where I’m at today. From being kicked out of high school to playing football at a junior college. The journey of being an artist started with a choice to leave my comfort zone to find myself and build the knowledge needed to be productive.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
There’s been a few struggles along the way but I use those as motivation. That’s not easy all the time but it’s always been the best

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
Capt. James V a self-taught artist from Altadena, CA. Capt. started his career as a caricature artist at Sea World while studying advertising in San Diego, Ca. He is a modern-day conceptual artist who draws inspiration from life experiences and the world around him. He has been practicing art for seven years now, his work consists of larger-than-life murals to intimate doodles, and off-the-cuff musings, to text-based works with cadences that beg to be read aloud. Regardless of the form his work takes, there seems to be a constant tension between the figurative and the abstract, the flat and the unfolding, the whimsical and the grotesque, the primal and the evolved (…or evolving), the child and the man. His work has been featured in art showings across the country. The most recent show was at “Representenn” Art show in Chattanooga, TN. He has created works for a variety of clients nationwide and has generated a following that continues to grow daily. His body of work stands as a testament for who he truly is a person.

If you had to, what characteristic of yours would you give the most credit to?
Determination and focus. There will always be some reason or somethings trying to stop you but you must stay locked in and focused on the overall goal.

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