Automotive Art

I graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2000, but have been a student of art from a very young age, heavily influenced by my father, renowned California landscape painter Jim Caldwell.
I have always loved cars, as I became more serious about painting they seemed to be an obvious subject matter choice. I continue to find that capturing the complex reflections and distortions of light and color in the intricate surfaces to be a rewarding challenge.
I work from photographs, the photo session requires minimal time with the owner and the car, it allows me to capture the light at a given moment often in a natural environment.