Tulips in a Vase
Red and pink tulips in purple pot.
James Brandess is a local Michigan artist who owns a fine arts studio in Saugatuck, MI. He studied at the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago and while there, accepted a work-study position at Ox-Bow in Saugatuck, Michigan. The â€œSaugatuck Portrait Collectionâ€, an on-going project started in 1993, currently contains 246 portraits of town residents. Brandess honors his community by tutoring elementary students and by contributing to the support of Ox-Bow as a member on the Auxiliary Board, which includes a yearly scholarship that bears his name. Along with his own painting and printmaking, he also teaches painting workshops at his studio.