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, Six Flags over Mid-America, Alka-Seltzer, and Kentucky Fried Chicken. After freelancing as an illustrator, I opened Loveless Galleries and my family of five; created 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 received a purchase award from the Pearce Museum in Corsicana, Texas displaying in their 2022 permanent collection.  I have also exhibited at the Old West Museum in Cheyenne, Wyoming. I hope you are one of the folks that enjoy scenes of the old west.

I am married to my beautiful wife, Yvette and we have five adult children and fourteen grandchildren.

Please contact me if you have questions or you just want to talk.


Gallery Representation:

Dutch Art Gallery 


10233 Northwest Hwy #420,

Dallas, TX 75238

 Ph: (214) 348-7350


Western Gallery


Dallas, Texas and Santa Fe, New Mexico




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:

2022 - Oil Painters of America National Exhibition

 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





Before the Corona Virus hit the United States, my wife and I led a 7-piece band.  Presently, we have had all of our gigs to cancel since the outbreak of COVID 19. It has been difficult but, we pray you stay safe!

James Loveless with More Love Band

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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, James Loveless Jr, use archival materials. I am a member of the Oil Painters of America and I use Belgium linen canvas I stretch or board I prime myself. I use Winsor & Newton, Williamson and Daler/Rowney brand oil paints. After my paintings dry completely, I apply Winsor & Newton Professional Gloss Varnish.


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