About Me

I graduated with a B.F.A. from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1978. I currently have active memberships in The Oil Painters of America, The American Plains Artists and The National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society.  I have studied with Martin Grelle, John Buxton and Bruce Greene. I currently sell western art originals and prints and I complete private commissions. I began drawing and painting memories of my childhood spent with my rodeo cowboy grandfather and my Native American grandmother. I started drawing characters of the old west sparked by the stories of my grandparents. After moving to Texas in 2008, my subjects include painting the relationships of African Americans, Native Americans and Mexican Americans in the development of the old west. 


Loveless says, "I want to express more than aesthetic beauty alone and I want to amplify the aspirations of all Americans that have contributed to make this country one of the greatest ever." 

I have worked as a graphic designer, package designer and illustrator; some of my clients include: FedEx, Ralston Purina, Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Six Flags over Mid-America, Alka-Seltzer and Kentucky Fried Chicken. After freelancing as an illustrator, I opened Loveless Galleries and my wife and family of five; completed custom framing, sold prints and painted portrait commissions. I was  included in the 2022 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition and the 2022 Who's Who in America publication as a fine artist.

I am eternally grateful for my historical colleagues that have contributed to ensure the regalia, weaponry and locations are  correct for the era represented in my paintings. I have received two purchase awards from the Pearce Museum in Corsicana, Texas for my painting Old Town Road and Bass Reeves: A Father's Love.  I have also exhibited at the Old West Museum in Cheyenne, Wyoming. 

In 1999, I married my beautiful wife, Yvette four months after meeting her. We have five talented children and fifteen grandchildren and counting!

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Please contact me at 817-841-7625 if you have questions or you just want to talk. 

Gallery Representation: Dutch Art Gallery, https://dutchartgallery.net/10233 Northwest Hwy #420, Dallas, TX 75238, 214-348-7350

Western Gallery, https://western.gallery/Dallas, Texas and Santa Fe, New Mexico, 512-693-8787 , info@western.gallery

Professional Associations:

Oil Painters of America

National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society

Old West Museum

North American Collectibles Association

American Plains Artists

Awards and Prizes:

Pearce Museum Purchase Award for their permanent collection (Bass Reeves; A Father's Love) -2024

American Plains Artists Peoples Choice Award (Meditation) - 2023

American Plains Artists Juried Exhibition - The Clyde Heron Award (Best Historical Depiction) - 2023

American Plains Artists Juried Exhibition - Pearce Museum (2024 Solo Show Award) - 2023

National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Spring Associates Online Exhibition - 2023

National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Fall International Online Exhibition - 2023

National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Fall International Online Exhibition - 2022

Dutch Art Gallery - Second Place Award "Fresh Off The Easel" -  2022 

Bosque Art Classic - 2022

Oil Painters of America National Exhibition - 2022

 Top 10 Finalist New Western Talent Show of Western Gallery - 2022

2022 - Who’s Who in America as a Fine Artist

2022 – Pearce Museum Purchase Award for Permanent Collection 

2022 – Published in Art of the West Magazine

2022 - Pearce Museum Texas Invitational Exhibition

2021 - Oil Painters of America Third Place Spring Online Showcase 

2021 - National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Exhibition Entry 

2021 - Pearce Museum Texas Invitational Exhibition

2020 -Bosque Classic Art Show National Exhibition

2019 - Boldbrush Painting Competition Top 15% FAV Exhibition - September

2020 - Boldbrush Painting Competition Top 15% FAV Exhibition – August

2019 - Boldbrush Painting Competition Top 15% FAV Exhibition - July

2019 - Boldbrush Painting Competition Top 15% FAV Exhibition – July

2019 - Boldbrush Painting Competition Top 15% FAV Exhibition – May

2019 - Boldbrush Painting Competition Top 15% FAV Exhibition – March

2015 – Texas Visual Art Association; Honorable Mention

2015 – Allen Arts Festival; Published in the Star Local Media

2013 – Lake Granbury Art Association; Honorable Mention

2012 – Park Cities Presbyterian Church National Exhibition People’s Choice Award, Dallas, TX

2012 – Oil Painters Of America; Spring Online Exhibition

2006 – National Exhibition, San Bernadino, CA

2003 – Published in Ebony Magazine; Johnson Publications

2002 – Portfolio Gallery; The Visions Show, St. Louis, MO

2000 - Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts to initiate the first prison artist program in the state   of Illinois

1998 - For the Children Art Fair – Best of Show

1976 - Regional University and College Designer Merit Award

2002 – Art Expo International Exhibition; New York, NY

2000 – Portfolio Gallery; The Visions Show; St. Louis, MO

2001 – Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts

2001 – Portfolio Gallery; Epiphany “An Invitational”; St. Louis, MO 

2001 – Diversity Gallery; An Exhibition of Art

1998 – For The Children Art Fair; Best of Show; St. Louis, MO 

1996 – Vaughn Cultural Center; Group Show; St. Louis, MO





James Loveless Jr. at Phippen Museum on Memorial Day weekend.

Upcoming Shows

I am so pleased to announce that I have been accepted into the Phippen Museum's 50th Western Art Show and Sale!


Memorial Day weekend... May 25, 26, and 27, 2024, in Prescott, Arizona!!!

I have been wanting to be a part of this show for many years, and I am so blessed to be a part of this 50th annual show.

Held over Memorial Day weekend on the beautiful Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza, this highly publicized outdoor fine art show was originally inspired by the artistic talent and legacy of local artist and legend, George Phippen CA.

I enjoy sharing the beginning stages of my paintings by sharing the process with my Facebook and Instagram followers.  They are so helpful in giving me comments on the process of my work and I am excited to share with them the final painting. Please click this link to view a YouTube video presentation of some of my artwork: 

James Loveless with More Love BandFor several years, my wife, Yvette and I sang through the weekdays at senior center facilities to sing, dance, do comedy and give the residents entertainment to brighten their days. On the weekends, Yvette and I managed an seven-piece cover band named: More Love Band. We performed at corporate events, weddings, receptions, awards programs and private parties. When COVID-19 struck our country, we were deeply affected as well and unfortunately had to disband the group. Since then, I have devoted myself to painting full time.

 On Saturday, November 12, 2022, I was honored to receive a Second Place award for my 30" x 40" painting "With Roosevelt in Cuba 1898". The art showing, "Fresh Off The Easel" was sponsored at The Art Dutch Gallery in Dallas, TX. Dutch Gallery was also celebrating 56 years in business.

Loveless was feature article in Huami Magazine.

I am so honored that my art business was displayed and a cover story created about my art in the December 2022-January 2023 issue of Humani Magazine.  HUMANI is a print and online magazine dedicated to supporting and educating humanitarians around the world about many subjects, including the arts. I am honored to be  featured in his magazine.

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My wife, Yvette Loveless, and I have previously owned a gallery in Saint Louis, Missouri USA for three years. We will make sure you are pleased with your artwork. All of our inventory of prints are prepared by Graphik Dimensions and Bay Photo. Both have flawless reputations in the printing industry. We will honor your return or exchange of artwork that does not meet your approval within one month of delivery.

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I use archival materials, including Windsor & Newton oil paints. I also use professional grade oil paint and Belgium linen canvas or masonite board that I prepare and prime myself. After my paintings dry completely, I varnish them.


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