Self-Portrait: Across the Years

JAMES PANNABECKER, ARTIST, WELCOMES YOU

The innovative work of Virginia artist, James Pannabecker, invites exploration.

 

Artists's Statement

On September 26, 2017, I began to draw. Until then, I dwelled in words, first as a lawyer, then as an author of lawyerly materials. In 1998, I turned to poetry, thinking the time had come to learn how to describe more important concepts. I have written poetry ever since, with excursions into prose, even as the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” pulled at my heartstrings.


Since my first drawing in 2017, no day has been complete without creating something visual. If I were to formulate a mission statement, it would be something like: “I want to create works of art that portray my own eccentric vision of life.” 


I like to compare my work to poetry and music. Like them, it presents repetition and rhythm. Also like them, it almost miraculously appears in a vision to its creator.

Not long ago, one of my brothers-in-law said, "James, you know all that effort we put into stamp collecting? Those stamps are virtually worthless, even those in mint condition and first day covers." Have I proved him wrong? Check out my postage stamp collages.

 

POSTAGE STAMP COLLAGES

These collages are made of used postage stamps.

 
 

LANDSCAPES

Mountain Landscape 1
Mountain Landscape 1

Watercolor, 14" x 10," $350

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Mountain Landscape 2
Mountain Landscape 2

Watercolor, 14" x 10," $350

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Mountain Landscape 3
Mountain Landscape 3

Watercolor, 28" x 20," $650

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Mountain Landscape 5
Mountain Landscape 5

Watercolor on yupo, 28" x 18," $650

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Mountain Landscape 4
Mountain Landscape 4

Postage Stamp Collage, 22" x 13," $1,800

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Mountain Landscape 6
Mountain Landscape 6

Watercolor on cold-press watercolor paper, 18" x 12," $300

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Mountain Landscape 7
Mountain Landscape 7

Watercolor on yupo, 28" x 18," $650

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Mountain Landscape 8
Mountain Landscape 8

Postage stamp collage, 22" x 16," $1,800

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COVID-19 Ballroom Dancing
COVID-19 Ballroom Dancing

Watercolor and Archival Ink, 18" x 12," $200

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Are You on the Green Team?
Are You on the Green Team?

Watercolor, 16" x 10," $200

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The Runner's Worst Nightmare
The Runner's Worst Nightmare

Watercolor and archival ink, 16" x 10," $200

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Moving On
Moving On

Watercolor and Archival Ink, 16" x 10," $200

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Thistle Time
Thistle Time

Watercolor and archival ink, 10" x 16," $200

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Elder Abuse
Elder Abuse

Watercolor and archival ink, 12" x 9," $200

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Junebug
Junebug

Watercolor and archival ink, 13" x 9" -- Sold

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Junebug Happier
Junebug Happier

Watercolor and archival ink, 13" x 10," $200

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Let Us Be Free Together
Let Us Be Free Together

Watercolor and archival ink, 13" x 9.5," $250

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Dwarf Gray Sugar Blossoms
Dwarf Gray Sugar Blossoms

Watercolor and archival ink, 11" x 14," $200

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Chasing Shadows
Chasing Shadows

Watercolor and archival ink, 14" x 11," $200

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Mr. Peony
Mr. Peony

Watercolor and archival ink, 14" x 18," $200

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Under a Lamppost
Under a Lamppost

Watercolor and archival ink, 12" x 18," $200

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Not Male
Not Male

Watercolor and archival ink, 12" x 9," $350

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Chip
Chip

Watercolor, 14" x 10," Collection of Chip Bouzard

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Sour Cherries
Sour Cherries

Watercolor, 11" x 14," $350

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Cherry-Covered Chocolate
Cherry-Covered Chocolate

Watercolor, 11" x 14," $350

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Diva
Diva

11" x 14," $450. Bill Peel Watercolor Award, 2021 Rockbridge County Fair Art Show

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WATERCOLOR SKETCHES

 

CONTACT

445 Arnolds Valley Road
Natural Bridge Station, VA 24579

(540) 460-8886

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