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James Whitley III / Grandmaster Studio

Fine Art

Hometown: Manassas, VA

Artist Website

In his youth, James Whitley spent many hours creating visual images of action heroes and fantasy worlds. He expected he’d become a comic book artist eventually.

Later he studied martial arts and became deeply absorbed in this new field. He went on to teach and perform at prominent martial arts events and was featured in martial arts media.

Since becoming a Christian in 2007, James’ creative activities are often Biblically inspired. He has acted in and directed several films and shows in the mid-Atlantic.

His colorful animated character paintings portray lessons and stories inspired by scripture.