James Eric Hartzell was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design (BFA 2009). The artist works as a freelance Illustrator, mural and sign painter based in St. Pete, Florida. James has completed solo and collaborative murals in Jamaica, Georgia, Florida and North Carolina.
Clients include The Station House, Florida Craft Art Gallery, The LGBTQ+ Welcome Center, Pinellas Park High School, Southeastern Guide Dogs, Underdog Records, DI Electric Vehicles, Gateway Subs and many more.
The artist's most recent solo show "Blue Note" was on display at St. Pete Artworks 2604 Central Ave, from August 30th until October 2nd 2022.
James also curates events and art exhibits. The most recent is "May the Art Be With You" a Star Wars and Sci-fi group show at Bar548 in St. Pete, FL on display from May 6th until June 3rd 2023.