The Golden Gallery of the Glen Cove Senior Center will present The Beauty of Landscapes as Envisioned by James W. Foote next month. Many know James Foote as the Theodore Roosevelt reenactor. What is not known about Foote is that he has many diverse talents, including being a very accomplished artist.
Foote started painting after the tragic death of a dear friend in 1991. His artwork is influenced by and reminiscent of the Hudson School of Art. His distinguished career as a Theodore Roosevelt reenactor has afforded him the opportunity to view outdoor landscapes across the United States, and elsewhere, from which he draws his inspiration and a reference point for his original compositions. Foote strives to capture both the physicality and feeling or essence of the landscapes he visits and paints. He credits painting teachers Jeff Webb and Suzanne Young of the Huntington Art League for teaching him painting techniques while he posed as Theodore Roosevelt for their classes.
Foote won Honorable Mention in a juried IAS art show in Hicksville. His art has been exhibited in the Longworth Congressional Office Building in Washington, D.C., as well as in Colonial Williamsburg and Admiral’s Row in Norfolk, VA. In addition, Foote has had several one man shows and his paintings are in several prominent collections.
This is a rare opportunity to see this prolific artist’s work and to meet the man behind the genius. His paintings are on view at the Golden Gallery of the Glen Cove Senior Center, 130 Glen St., Glen Cove, from Nov. 5 through December. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public is invited to attend the opening reception from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5, to meet the talented and personable Foote and to view his oil paintings. Admission is free. For more information, call the senior center at 516-759-9610 or visit www.glencoveseniorcenter.com.