The sophistication of James Galindos work belies his relatively young age of 32. The oil paintings and drawings of women that make up the core of the Laguna Beach-based artists oeuvre depict far more than the female form; they capture the longing, desire, fragility, and empathy so central to life itself. His anonymous subjects are not merely sitters we see through the artists eye, but living, breathing women whose subtle expressions, luminous, sculpted forms, and inner dialogues convey a physical and psychological presence. An astute observer of art history, he draws on the rich traditions of portraiture and the nude, from Gustave Courbet to John Singer Sargent . His dramatic use of light, painterly brushwork, and earthy palette, accented with jewel tones, evokes French and Dutch Old Masters.