Member of the 2019 and 2020 Art Fair 14C Juried Show
James Fiorentino (b. 1977) is an American artist who currently resides in Hunterdon County , New Jersey. James’s artwork was recognized at an early age. At the age of fifteen, James Fiorentino became the youngest artist ever to be featured in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum for his likeness of Reggie Jackson. In 1998, James became the youngest artist to be inducted into the prestigious New York Society of Illustrators, along with such artists as Norman Rockwell and Andrew Wyeth. A graduate of Drew University where James was also the starting shortstop for all four years of his college career. He has painted for and met many legends of the past and stars of today, including Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Cal Ripken Jr. , Arnold Palmer and Muhammad Ali to Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and Albert Pujols.
His photo-realism in watercolor has helped him become a nationally-known wildlife and portrait artist, painting people from everyday life to Presidents and Nobel Peace Prize winners. Many of James’ works currently grace the walls of notable museums, galleries, Universities, companies and private collections. James’ work has won numerous awards and can be seen nationally in books and magazines and on trading cards.
In 2001, “The Fiorentino Collection” consisted of approximately 100 paintings for Upper Deck Trading Cards depicting legends in five major sports. James’ work and story has been carried on international and national television shows, and in magazines and newspapers.
Subjects for James are personal and what he observes around him. James is a member of the New Jersey Watercolor Society, Garden State Water Color Society, American Watercolor Society , National Watercolor Society, Society of Animal Artists and Artists For Conservation. James is also a trustee of the Raptor Trust of NJ and D & R Greenway Land Trust.
33 × 36 in.
The painting “Country Road” was inspired by the farms I would see growing up in Central New Jersey and now in Hunterdon County. The medium watercolor lends itself to capturing the mood and composition of the piece . The colors of these farms really draw your eye into the painting and the more detail the better for me as an artist to convey what I want the viewer to see.