James Dietz Was Commissioned By Warner Brothers To Do All Of The Artwork For The Promotion

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  • (1888PressRelease) June 20, 2014 - Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA - Mountainsong Galleries on Ocean Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California is the place to find more of today's OPA and AIS Master Artists than anywhere in the World.The gallery owners Jonathan and Lucinda Mountainsong have created a friendly, fun upbeat setting filled with contemporary Master Artists, whimsical and dramatic bronze sculptures, stunning glass art and custom wood furniture.Mountainsong represents some of the greatest artists of our time from coast-to-coast.

    A historical painting stands or falls on how well it depicts the story it is attempting to illustrate, and how convincingly it combines the people, their actions, costumes, surroundings and atmosphere in an appropriate composition. A good historical painting uses all of these elements to tell the major story and perhaps a second subtext. Both are driven by how interesting the situation is that the artist is attempting to render. How the viewer reacts to a great painting transcends its immediate story and strikes a deeper chord, one that hopefully evolves and changes as the viewer contemplates the art over time.

    It is this last and most worthy goal to which artists like James Dietz aspire. In his portrait of events in the 20th and 21st Centuries, he labors to achieve that rare combination of historical fact and the romance, adventure and color of fiction.

    Born in San Francisco, Jim graduated from Art Center College of Design in 1969. He had a successful illustration career in Los Angeles and New York, with a steady flow of work ranging from automobile ads, movie posters, and romantic and historical/action book covers.

    By 1978, Jim and his wife had moved to Seattle, where Jim's work gradually shifted away from commercial illustration to primarily historical aviation, automotive and military art. Today his work is internationally known and collected, and his style, with its emphasis on depth of story, is recognized by collectors of historical art. His list of clients includes: Boeing, Bell Helicopter, Federal Express, Allison, Cessna, Flying Tigers, the Indianapolis 500, BMW, the National Guard and many U.S. Army associations: U.S. Army Rangers, 82nd Airborne, 3rd Division, 4th Division, 29th Division, First Division, 1st Cavalry, 11th Cavalry, 28th Division, 41st Division and 37th Division, Command General Staff College, Army War College, US Air Force Documentary Art Program, Wingnut Studios, Meadowbrook and Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

    * Awards include:

    Best in Show, EAA Aviation Art Show, three successive years, 1989-91
    Named Master Artist, EAA, 1992
    People's Choice Award, American Society of Aviation Artists, 1988
    Best in Show, Franklin Mint Artists Show, 1992
    Best in Show & three Best of Era Awards, San Antonio Military Art Show, 1992
    Honorable Mention, American Society of Aviation Artists Show, 1994
    Best in Show, Flying Magazine/Simuflite Art Show, 1993, 1994, 1999, 2000, 2001
    Award of Merit, Flying Magazine/Simuflite Art Show, 1995, 2000
    Best in Show, Naval Aviation Museum Art Show, 1994, 2000
    First Place, Naval Aviation Museum Art Show, 1995
    R. G. Smith Award for Excellence in Naval Aviation Art, National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, FL, 1997
    Best in Show, Women in Aviation Show, C.R. Smith Museum, Dallas, TX, 1997
    Stanley Wanlass Award for excellence in strength of design and composition, echoing the spirit of the automobile, Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance, 1997
    Featured Artist, Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance, 1999
    Award of Excellence, Automotive Fine Artists of America show at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, 1999, 2000, 2011, 2013
    Peter Helck Award, Automotive Fine Artists of America show at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, 1999, 2000, 2013
    League of WWI Aviation Historians, four Silver Cups
    Lincoln Award for Elegance, Automative Fine Artists of America show at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, 2007

    Marci Bracco Cain
    Mountainsong Galleries
    PO Box 3396
    Ocean Avenue 3 SE Of San Carlos
    Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921-3396
    Marci ( @ ) chatterboxpublicrelations dot com

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