Self-Portrait: Across the Years

JAMES PANNABECKER, ARTIST, WELCOMES YOU

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

 

POSTAGE STAMP COLLAGES

These collages are made of used postage stamps.

 

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.

 
 

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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WATERCOLOR SKETCHES

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 Best Watercolor Award, 2021 Rockbridge Arts Guild Fair Art Show

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CONTACT

445 Arnolds Valley Road
Natural Bridge Station, VA 24579

(540) 460-8886

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