Flag Rock Overlook, 30x40, oil on canvas

William Jameson, Carolina Blue Ridge, 24 x 30 inches, oil on canvas

William Jameson, Midwinter Snow, 26 x 34, oil on canvas

William Jameson, Highland Color, 40 x 30, oil on canvas

Bath County Road, 24x30, oil on canvas

Born in 1944 in Honea Path, South Carolina, William Jameson always felt strong ties to his native region.

Today, he and his wife, Anne, also a painter reside and paint in Saluda NC. Jameson credits growing-up surrounded by the natural beauty and rich history of South Carolina with inspiring his childhood ambitions of becoming an artist. After studying with Frank Rampola at the Ringling School of Art in Florida, Jameson continued his studies while teaching landscape painting and life drawing as a graduate assistant at the Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. He has drawn inspiration from a wide array of bodies of work, ranging from the drypoint etchings of American landscape artist, Chauncey Foster Ryder to the Renaissance masterpieces of Titian.

Jameson’s passion for history and nature allow him to create introspective landscapes embodying the full range of local color and timeless contrasts, whether the setting captures the brilliant, warm colors heralding the arrival of fall in the North Carolina mountains or the rich Tuscan countryside dotted with cool blue/green olive fields in bloom among the red-earth shades of freshly upturned soil. Rejecting the term “scene” in reference to these works, Jameson defines his landscapes as “explorations.” This approach to his subject matter enables him to create compositions that go beyond mere depictions of the surface beauty offered by the environs. Jameson explores his subject matter in detail, in the process revealing the mystery and profound power of nature. The effect is a literal and sentimental interpretation of nature; each painting is a reflection of the dual-relationship between man and nature; painter and observer. David Houston, Director of the Ogden Museum of Art, University of New Orleans, describes Bill’s paintings as “carefully considered explorations of both visible and intangible characteristics of the natural order.” Houston notes Jameson’s evolution as a painter, asserting that, “[his] journey as an artist has traveled full circle, from an early realism through minimalism and conceptualism, to a reviewed, but altered realism.” Jameson acknowledges the change and growth in his artistic style since beginning his journey as a painter over forty years ago.

“ [About Jameson’s paintings] … carefully considered explorations of both visible and intangible characteristics of the natural order.”

~ David Houston, Director of the Ogden Museum of Art, University of New Orleans



2017 Events

March 7–12, Lighthouse Plein Air Festival, Tequesta, FL
March 11–25, Impressions: Small Works Showcase, American Impressionist Society
March 14, One man show – Hughes Gallery, Boca Grande, FL
May 7–13, Wayne Plein Air Festival, Wayne, PA
June 4–11, Paint Annapolis, Annapolis, MD
June 18–25, Plein Air Richmond, Richmond, VA
July 13–22, Plein Air Easton, Easton, MD
July 23–29, Door County Plein Air Festival, Door County, WI
September 18–24, Solomons Island Plein Air Festival, Solomons, MD
Oct 2–8, Bath County Plein Air Festival, Warm Springs, VA
Oct 8–16, Cape Anne Plein Air, Rockport, MA


2016 Events:

February 6, Chadds Ford Plein air
February 13, Workshop – The Willingboro Art Alliance
February 20, Behind the Canvas demo and talk,The Maritime Gallery At Mystic Seaport
March 10–13, Lighthouse Plein Air, Tequesta, FL
March 15, Solo show opening, Hughes Gallery, Boca Grande, FL=
May 9–15, Wayne Art Center 10th Annual Plein Air Festival
May 30–June 5, Paint Annapolis
June 7–12, Mountain Maryland Plein Air
June 13–18, Easels in Frederick
June 18–26, Plein Air Richmond
July 9–17, Plein Air Easton, Easton, MD
August 12–27, Plein Air Rockies
September 12–18, Solomons Island Plein Air
September 8–Demo, National Marine Art Conference, Williamsburg, VA
September 28–October 29, National Juried Exhibition, American Impressionist Society
October 3–9, Bath County Plein Air
October 10–16, Cape Ann Plein Air
October 23 – 30, En Plein Air Texas


Recent Exhibits and Events

Plein Air Rockies 2016, Estes Park, CO, August 2016 ARTISTS CHOICE AWARD
Mountain Maryland Plein Air 2016, Allegany Arts Council, Cumberland, MD BEST PLEIN AIR ONLY AWARD 
Plein Air Salon Competition, Plein Air Magazine, December 2015/January 2016 SECOND PLACE AWARD 
Bath County Plein Air Festival 2016, Warm Springs, VA 37th Annual International Marine Art Exhibition
The Maritime Gallery At Mystic Seaport SOLOMONS LANDMARK AWARD
Solomons Island Plein Air 2016, Solomons Island, MD THIRD PLACE AWARD
Paint Annapolis Plein Air 2016, Annapolis, MD
Plein Air Easton 2016, Easton, MD, July 2016 BLICK AWARD
Plein Air Richmond 2016, Richmond, VA SOURCE TEK AWARD
Wayne Plein Air Festival 2016, Wayne, PA
En Plein Air Texas 2016, San Angelo, TX One Man Show
Hughes Gallery, Boca Grande, FL, March 2016 Featured in Plein Air Magazine
November 2015 issue
Bath County Plein Air Festival, Warm Springs, VA, October 2015 Honorable Mention Award
Oil Painters Of America Juried Salon Show

Beverly McNeil Gallery, Birmingham AL, October 8 – November 5, 2015 3 Awards
Luc Herbots Memorial Award, 2nd Place – Sunset Quick Draw, Best Car Award – Paint the town for a Cause
Solomons Plein Air Festival, Solomons Island, MD, September 15 – 20, 2015 1st Place Quick Draw Competition
Plein Air Easton, Easton Maryland, July 2015 Best Use Of Light Award
Easels In Frederick Frederick, MD, June 2015 Wayne Art Center Award
Wayne Art Center 9th Annual Plein Air Festival, Wayne, PA, May 2015 1st Place Award
2nd Annual Plein Air Festival, Lighthouse Art Center, Tequesta, FL, March 12-15, 2015

Warm Springs Gallery

12 Katydid Trail
Warm Springs, VA 24484

Gallery & Cafe Hours

April 1 – December 31, 2021
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
11 am – 3 pm


Eigth Annual Bath County
Plein Air Festival

September 27 – October 3, 2021

For seven days artists will paint picturesque scenes throughout Bath County. Visitors and locals will have the unique opportunity to observe artists as they paint on location.