I have a BFA in Painting and have studied with many of the top artists in the country. I reached a point in my life where I wanted to do something with art everyday. That's when I sold my business and all my belongings and with my dog headed out for the hills in a small travel trailer. I became a full time RVer for over 10 years. I was camping out in the most scenic spots in this wonderful country. Before long I was invited to paint in many of the top "Plein Air Events" in the country. (Laguna Invitatinal, Estes Park, Telluride, LaJolla, Tucson Desert Botanical Garden, Maynard Dixon Country, etc.) I prefer to paint from life, but I do large studio work too. (Using my Field Studies as reference) I invented an outdoor easel called the Coulter Plein Air System that can be found at artboxandpanel.com. You can find out more about me at jamesmcoulter.com.