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Gems by James is dedicated to producing beautifully custom cut gemstones and original oil paintings that will become heirlooms to be passed down with each new generation of your family. We use only quality materials in each of our processes thus creating a higher level of finished product. Continue reading >

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The Journey


Born in central Virginia in 1961 and still residing close to home today, I have always had a strong interest in drawing, painting, collecting rocks and all areas of nature and the arts. I remember as a child drawing/doodling on any kind of scrap paper I could find, almost every day and never wasting a spot on either side. I continued to create art and study many great artist in history as well as local Teacher and Artist Everett Butler.

With Mr. Butlers guidance and sharing of the arts I have always kept my interest in painting. (I would like to thank  Mr. Butler for everything over the past 30 + years. He is always there to answer any questions I have and give honest feedback which is very important while striving to reach a goal.)

In 1989 when my Daughter was born “everything changed”. Continue reading >