Originally from North Carolina, artist James Beaman has lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for over 20 years. Well known for his multilayered color field paintings, Beaman's work is about his process. He is interested in the instinctual application of opaque and translucent color. Both additive and reductive techniques create the final cohesive state of the canvas.
Beaman holds a BFA and MFA from East Carolina University from 1978 and 1988 respectively. He is an Adjunct Faculty member at Louisiana State University.