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Gallery Open Tuesday - Saturday 

10 AM - 5 PM

Village Court
890 Elm Grove Road
Elm Grove, WI
Phone: 262-780-1191
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James Hempel's Gallery

James Hempel is an oil painter whose richly layered canvases play out the subtle drama of light, air and color evoked from the changing seasons of the rural Midwest and Western landscape. Plein air studies and sketch book drawings completed during his frequent travels around the country stand alone as complete works in them selves or serve as the basis for full-sized paintings completed in the studio.

Born and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin, James was educated in the natural sciences and fine arts at Lawrence University. Following three years as a secondary school educator in science and mathematics, he returned to the pursuit of his own artistic training entering a classical program of academic life drawing and painting at the Atelier Prohl. James presently lives in Shorewood, Wisconsin and maintains a studio, gallery and school of fine arts in Milwaukee.

James has participated in numerous juried, small group and museum shows, and has won many awards for his work. His paintings, drawings and portrait commissions are found in many private and corporate collections.


Bringing In The Hay

Country Road

Dons Organic Farm

(First Place Award from Ourdoor Painter Magazine)