James Gurney


James Gurney is the author and illustrator of The New York Times best-selling Dinotopia book series, which was published in 32 countries and 18 languages. He designed the World of Dinosaurs stamps for the U.S. Postal Service and has worked on more than a dozen assignments for National Geographic magazine. He has won the Hugo, Chesley, Spectrum, and World Fantasy Awards. More than 35 solo exhibitions of his artwork have been presented at such museums as the Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC), The Norman Rockwell Museum (Stockbridge, MA), and the Norton Museum of Art (West Palm Beach, FL). He was named a “Grand Master” by Spectrum Fantastic Arts and a “Living Master” by the Art Renewal Center. His book, Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter was Amazon’s No. 1 best-selling book on painting for more than 150 weeks. Gurney has blogged daily at GurneyJourney for more than 10 years, and has written more than 50 consecutive articles for International Artist magazine. The artist has released more than a dozen tutorial videos about his process. Gurney and his ACCD-graduate wife Jeanette met as sketching buddies in art school and are avid outdoor painters.