James Koskinas

James Koskinas is a painter, writer, actor and co-creator of the film, “The Twilight Angel,” as well as a play, “Even if The Mountains Burn.” He attended the College of Arts and Crafts, in Oakland, California and has more recently studied with artists with Bob Winston, Robert Burridge, and Dean Howell.

Currently James lives works, paints and writes in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his wife, Julie Schumer, also a painter.

The figure is James’ primary theme, part of his quest to know the human condition. He attempts to paint as automatically as possible which is intended to bring forth elements of his unconscious. He adds layers of paint until the original painting has been covered over many times, working at a rapid pace. He usually has more than one painting going at the same time. Influenced by Native American mythology, Koskinas sees the role of the artist as akin to that of a shaman, trusting his instincts and freeing the figure from the customary restraints that painting imposes.


Man in Black Field, 48 X 48, acrylic on canvas, 5700

Man in Black Field

48 x 48

Girl in Gray Field, 24 X 18, acrylic on canvas, 3100

Girl in Gray Field

24 x 18

Girl in Blue Dress III, 40 X 30, acrylic on canvas

Girl in Blue Dress

40 x 30

Horse with Black Rider V, 50 X 38, acrylic paper

Horse with Black Rider V

50 x 38

Victoria, Koskinas, 64.5 x 48, acrylic on canvas


64.5 x 48

Seated Girl in Ochre, 40X30, acrylic on canvas

Seated Girl in Ochre

40 x 30


3525 Mt Diablo Blvd.

Lafayette, CA 94549


Wed-Friday 1-5

Saturday 11-5


Studio 2 Millard Building
NW corner of Dolores and 6th


Wed – Mon: 11–6



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