James Rees
Spanish Fork, Utah

Much like his art, James Rees is a mixture of the old, the new, and the unique. Having received an MFA in printmaking, it should come as no surprise that many of his drawings and paintings reflect a layering process. This process opens up unexpected and interesting results. James constantly attempts to find meaning and see patterns of beauty in overlapping, entangling events and the endless parade of images. James likes to say that if art is nothing more than the shadow of humanity, he loves to linger in the shadows. Fun fact: James has instructed art courses for more than twenty years at the university, college, and high school level.

Artist and Customer Comments

James Rees 5/16/2017 | 10:52 AM

I don't really blog but I attempt to Vlog...check it out at or my youtube channel>

James Rees 3/22/2017 | 10:26 PM

Let's see what you think of these pieces. They're very spontaneous images inspired by conversations, sights, sounds, tastes (like delicious, fine dark chocolate!), and anything and everything in my everyday environment. Oh yeah, almost forgot to mention drawing them in my sketchbook keeps me from drooling in long, boring meetings...That's the main reason they exist!

James Rees 2/11/2017 | 10:15 AM

I have and will continue to post a blog/vlog each week at

James Rees 12/29/2016 | 12:10 PM

For the new year, 2017, I will be posting a weekly Vlog found at and This vlogs will deal with the intersection of art, research and art education.

James Rees 6/24/2015 | 4:57 PM

Wednesday, June 24th I just uploaded my first six images unto Ugallery's website, I'll be interested in seeing your comments. I'm heading out to the beginning of the Utah Art Festival, where I serve as an Board member and juror.

Masquerade (Crow with Flower)

Printmaking on paper
Limited edition of 1
Signed on front

22" h x 29.7" w 
0 lbs. 8 oz.


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The piece represents the tie between life (the flower) and death (the raven). The piece is a monotype print, created by a form of printmaking that only requires pigments, a surface on which to apply them, paper, and some form of press. This piece is on heavyweight paper and will need a frame for display.


Printmaking is the process of making artworks by printing, normally on paper. Except in the case of monotyping—a process that yields only one print—the printmaking process is capable of producing multiples of the same piece. Each piece produced is an original since it is not a reproduction of another work of art and is technically known as an 'impression'. There are many different printmaking techniques, all of which yield a unique aesthetic.


Paper is a very common surface for all types of artwork, including photography, printmaking, drawing and painting. Art paper varies in thickness and color. Read the notes section to learn more about the paper used to create this artwork. If not noted as framed, most paper artwork will require framing.

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