Half Moon Bay is over the hill from where I live. More flowers are shipped to the world market from here than from anywhere. I have a few favorite vantage points and structures that are incorporated here to try and give you a sense of the beauty of this place. The linen surface is gallery wrapped over a homemade cradled birch board, and primed with beeswax. Edges are black and painting comes wired. Signed on the back with title and date.

- James Hartman

Half Moon Bay Flower Farm

Encaustic artwork on stretched linen

Signed on front and back

12" h x 12" w x 1.5" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.



James Hartman
Burlingame, California

Getting to Know James

When James Hartman was in art school, he became fascinated with the Society of Six, a group of artists who painted en plein air (outdoors) and exhibited together in the San Francisco Bay Area during the early 20th Century. James's paintings of the Northern California landscape pay tribute to some of the great Bay Area artists of the past. His expressive scenes feel alive through his vibrant use of color and his painterly brushwork. James’s paintings have an immediate visual impact from a distance, yet up close, dissolve into a series of confident marks and strokes. There is a simultaneous complexity and steadiness in his flattened, color-blocked planes. Knowledge and observation are essential elements of James’s working practice. To this end, he spends a large proportion of his time painting on location. His body of work captures the fresh and sunlit essence of the coastal California hills.